[Talk-GB] Christmas / New Year Footpath Mapping meet

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 19:42:34 UTC 2017

Link for Doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/d2hehkgrv7k7cq4a

Note Saturday 30th may be awkward for me, should learn a bit later this


On 6 December 2017 at 14:58, SK53 <sk53.osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> I'll shortly be sending a link to a Doodle poll to try & select a suitable
> time for a Midlands footpath mapping meeting after Christmas.
> In all likelihood, the meeting will be centred on Coton-in-the-Elms in S.
> Derbyshire, a few miles S of Swadlincote and SE of Burton-on-Trent. The
> location is easily accessed from the A42 and A38.
> This area is odd: many paths in woodland areas of the National Forest have
> been mapped in great detail, but there are still lots of missing footpaths
> as well as ones missing detail, particularly centred on Coton-in-the-Elms.
> Detail in the village is again very patchy: some shops and schools, but on
> a flying visit yesterday I added 4 pubs.
> The main caveat about the area is that most of the pubs are either not
> open at lunchtime or don't do food. The one that does is perfectly
> pleasant, but seems to be under new management and has mixed reviews
> recently (Bulls Head <https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5266821772>,
> Rosliston); and unfortunately The Black Horse
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5266509202> in Coton-in-the-Elms which
> is in the Good Beer Guide only does filled cobs (sandwich rolls to those
> uninitiated in E. Mids dialect) and may not be open for lunch. So we'll
> probably have to take our chances with the former.
> The geology is Mercia Mudstone, and much of it is arable, so likely to be
> muddy and claggy underfoot.
> This umap
> <http://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/prow-around-coton-in-the-elms_184957>
> shows the status of footpath mapping in the area in August. I'll update it
> shortly & add Warwickshire & Staffordshire paths (extracted from my EMids
> PRoW data).
> Regards,
> Jerry
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