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The Rob Roy Way

Perfect companion: 3rd ed (2012) of our popular waterproof guidebook for this newly recognised Scotlands Great Trail
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 08:50:35 am »

Update 2012: David Barbour at Footprint tells us that their Rob Roy Way map is in preparation, but they haven't yet fixed a publication date. Unfortunately this means that our reference to it on page 62 of our 3rd ed as "available" is misleading, sorry about that. When we last checked before going to print in November 2011, it had sounded feasible. Meantime we are still offering the 4-pack of Explorers (sheets 365, 378, 379 and 386) at £25 (discounted from £32) and they are selling fast.  Find them here.
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2012, 09:54:44 am »

I am delighted to report that Harvey Maps has just released its waterproof route map of the Rob Roy Way. Its scale is 1:40,000 and its cover price £12.95 but as usual we are selling it on at a discount from our RRW web page. It is great news for walkers that they no longer need to buy and carry a set of four Explorer route maps at £7.95 each to follow this route.


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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2013, 09:14:31 am »

At last, the Footprint map has appeared – at a new scale (1:40,000) and at a new price (£9.50). Compared with previous Footprint maps, this is slightly more detailed and more spacious. It has all-over relief colouring with contours at 10-m intervals; it shows altitude profiles for each section as well as the whole route, and it features text boxes that clarify points along the route. Once you've got used to reading each text box from the bottom up, these are helpful and much clearer than the old, scattered route notes. And it still features the familiar Footprint mileage blobs along the route line which seem to be popular with walkers, even those who normally think in km. It also devotes two panels to an overview map at 1:275,000 which shows a useful level of detail, as well as letting you locate each panel.

Compared with other Footprint maps at £5.95, many will baulk at the 60% price hike, albeit arguably Footprint maps have been underpriced for years. The only competition is the Harvey route map at £12.95: it is at the same scale, is printed single-sided and is taller again when folded (24 cm tall cf Footprint's 22.5 cm but formerly 21 cm). People may differ about which is easier to use in practice: personally I find the highlighted route line in Footprint easier to follow and I like its new features such as altitude profiles.

And whether you pay £9.50 or £12.95, either of these route maps beats the pre-2012 situation where you had to buy 4 Explorers at £7.95 each! It's just a pity we had to wait over a decade for a route map, and then two come along in quick succession. But we welcome the fact that walkers now have a choice.


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