[OSM-talk] East Hampshire 'Fill The Gap' Footpaths Party - Sep 22/23
Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Thu Sep 6 16:51:56 BST 2007
>Sorry Nick, but I prefer planning at home in stead of in a pub. Today I
>planned a continuous walkingtour (130 km) in the New Forest area.:
>1. Searched for (walking-)gaps on the osm-map which could be linked to
>2. Gathered pathes on these gaps with google satelite and/or 'rights of
>way' on the OS.
Make sure you find back up evidence on the ground that they are rights of
way - if the only evidence is on the OS map, best not add them to OSM. You
should look out for signposts ("Public Footpath", "Public Bridleway") or
arrows (yellow=footpath, blue=bridleway).
>3. Drow a continuous route through/around new forest in which I took as
>much gaps as possible, but also tried to get myself a nice, variable
>You can find my route on the frontpage of http://www.opentrail.net. I
>will start fridaymorning in Romsey, walk counterclockwise around/through
>New Forest, and hope to arrive in Southampton on monday late in the
>afternoon. I hope you can fit my plan in the overall schedule for the
>weekend. Would be nice if we can have one or more rendez-vous' this
It's a little way away from where the mapping party actually is - the
mapping party will be focusing on the area southwest of Petersfield, whihc
is about 30 miles east. However I may be able to meet up before you go, or
after you return.
>I will make long days this weekend and will pitch my tent anywhere I
>will be after sunset. But if somebody knows of nice places along the
>route for my tent, please let me know !
Note that camping away from designated camp sites is frowned upon in this
country so I wouldn't recommend it. However there are a number of camp
sites in the New Forest. I would recommend booking now - late in the month
is past the main summer season but it might still be busy.
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