A map is a map is a map. Really? Not when it’s a DORRIGO map. Dorrigo Dinky Maps have been around for quite a while. Pocket-sized, their focus on a relatively small area, for instance ‘Ambleside and Grasmere’, has made them really popular.
As has the promotion of local businesses. In the case of the aforementioned, it’s the long-established specialist THE CLIMBERS SHOP. Using Ordnance Survey 1;25000 scale mapping, their waterproof paper makes them a super practical and durable option for outdoor enthusiasts. And now there’s more to enjoy.
Sales Director Tim Wilson told us, “Our water-resistant maps are printed on a single-layer, uncoated film which is extremely strong, recyclable and non-toxic. The strength of the lamination peel of these maps is four times stronger than other coated synthetic and coated papers.”
Dinky Map Plus beefs up coverage of two core areas of outdoor activity interest – CENTRAL SNOWDONIA and CENTRAL LAKE DISTRICT. The result is tough maps that cover the key areas of both in a handy, slim map that slips easily into a pocket for fast access.
The former came into its own on a foul day on foot in North Wales last month. No need for a map case nor a bulky laminated map, only the easy-to-access, read and fold Dinky. Not only when walking, of course, as planning days out and identifying distant landmarks is easy with O.S. mapping.
Dinky Map Plus Central Snowdonia covers the area’s most popular peaks, including all main routes to the Snowdon summit, Moel Siabod, Carneddau, Crib Goch and more. Its sheet size printed on both sides for maximum area coverage coverage includes Betws y Coed, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llanberis.
Central Lake District covers Keswick, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Windermere, Coniston, Ullswater, High Street, Derwent Water, Grizedale, Langdales and Fairfield in one neat package. Plus, there’s a new relief map.
Complementing the map as a great souvenir and aid to outdoor adventures, the new Dorrigo Lake District Relief Map goes further than traditional paper maps as it shows the terrain in 3D. Using Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale mapping, it delivers information on footpaths, fells, rights of way and plenty of tourist information.
A great aid to learning how to read and use a paper map, its highly detailed contours allow you to get a real feel for the geography. This week is NATIONAL MAP READING WEEK and a great opportunity to get to grips with really understanding life outdoors, where you’re going and how to get there safely.
Most of us could do with sharpening up navigation skills!