When we were out on Saturday with the National Trust Wild Tribe 10 Tors teams I found the remains of this Ordnance Survey map buried deep within a hedge near Fernworthy.
It made me think about Dartmoor maps – there are three main maps available for the walker – 2 OS maps – one at 1:50,000 and one at 1:25,000 (this one has more detail) and the Harvey map at 1:40,000 (scale in between the other two)
As you can see my purple 1:50,000 maps is rather old – bought for £2.20 from a bookshop in Sidwell Street that is long gone…. – still works perfectly well as Dartmoor doesn’t change that much – of course Okehampton will be a lot smaller than it currently is on my old map!
I suspect most people are familiar with the OS maps but maybe you haven’t seen the Harvey map – here is a bit of detail showing our land along the Plym Valley. The Harvey maps is good at pulling out the topography and making it understandable.
All three maps work perfectly well – assuming you can read a map ….. – I must say though that my map of choice is the OS 1:25,000.
Happy exploring whatever map you choose