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Memory Map Routes - Long Distance Paths
All overlays are provided in .CSV format, compatible with any version of Memory Map. If you find the file being opened automatically when you click on it, try right clicking and selecting "save target as...", then saving the file to disk. To use them, open Memory Map and select "OVERLAY > IMPORT" and then select CSV from the drop down "file type" list, point to the file you saved and click OPEN.
Wainwright's Hill Lists
These cover the lifetime of research and documentation of the legendary Lakeland writer Alfred Wainwright. His definitive description of all the major tops in the Lake District is covered in two files; one for the seven volumes covering the central Lakes and another for his later work on the Outlying Fells.
Database of British Hills
The Database of British & Irish Hills is the definitive collation of all the hill lists in the UK. We've taken that data and turned it into Memory Map overlays, broken down into the various different hill categories. Each hill in the Memory Map file includes useful information such as "DBH Hill Number", "Height in metres", "Height in feet" and "Summit Features". By double clicking any of the hills in the Memory Map file you will be taken to the appropriate page in the www.hill-bagging.co.uk web site where you can find additional information about the hill and where you can log your ascent and track the progress of your bagging activity.
Each hill category uses a different coloured icon so if you load multiple files in Memory Map you will be able to differentiate your Marilyns from your Hewitts.
Memory Map v5.1.3, build 716 was used to create these files, so any later versions of the software should read the files. Earlier versions will not load these files however, so a CSV version of all these files is available at the bottom (in ZIP format).
|Coast to Coast: Wainwright's long distance path covered by 514 validated waypoints. There are some instructions and words of warning that accompany this file (click here), so read them carefully. Update: This file recently updated by Tim McKenzie. Please read the text file linked above.|
|West Highland Way: This is an 8 day route in GPX format, it includes some accommodation points as well as a route up Ben Nevis (right click and select "Save target as..." if Windows opens this file rather than downloads it).|
|West Highland Way:
This is the same 8 day route as above, it includes
some accommodation points as well as a route up Ben
Nevis (this file is in ZIP format, which may be
easier to download than the file format above). You
will need Winzip or something similar to uncompress
|Cumbria Way: This is a 6 day route in GPX format, starting at Ulverston and making stops in Coniston, Old Dungeon Ghyll, Rosthwaite, Keswick, Caldbeck and Carlisle (right click and select "Save target as..." if Windows opens this file rather than downloads it).|
|Cumbria Way: This is the same 6 day route as above. This file is in ZIP format, which may be easier to download than the file format above, but you will need Winzip or something similar to uncompress this file.|
|Coast to Coast: Wainwright's long distance path in Anquet file format. Courtesy of Mike "The Square", he includes the following notes: "Anquet file (.adf using the new version of Anquet). This takes in our actual route less the GPS deviations and our own small navigational errors! There are 11 routes, one for each day. I have named each waypoint a different name in case anyone wants to download them onto a GPS"|
Memory Map Routes
You can submit routes to this section by clicking this
We've started you off with some of our favourite walks.
You will generally need the latest version of Memory Map to load these files.