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Mapping resources:

Experimental vector based topographic map of Dartmoor National Park at www.dartmoorhiking.co.uk made with data from fosm.org and elevation data from the Ordnance Survey. Still very much WIP.

GPX files for walking/cycling routes around Torbay and South Devon:

  • Greenway Walk: A 6.5 mile circular walk starting at Broadsands Beach car park with some beautiful views of Torbay and the River Dart.
  • John Musgrave Heritage Trail: A 35 mile walk covering virtually the whole of Torbay running from Maidencombe to Brixham.
  • Torbay Totnes Trail (3T): A 5.5 mile walk from Totnes to Torquay Railway Station taking in Berry Pomeroy Castle along the way.
  • Geopark Cycle Network - Cockington Loop: A circular route around the Cockington Valley and up to Marldon includes some nice views of Torquay and the bay. A lot of elevation changes including some very steep sections. Unsure of status of route as seems to have been stillborn. Only fully rideable anti-clockwise as Cockington Lane is oneway.

Making your own maps is fun especially if you like to get out-and-about surveying and collecting your own data. There is also a lot of open-source data available today including that from OpenStreetMap, fosm.org and OS OpenData.