Mapping resources:

Experimental vector based topographic map of Dartmoor National Park at made with data from 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, and OS OpenData.