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No matter what form of mapping they have used, all responsible guidebook writers recommend the long distance walker to carry official large-scale maps. Our Bookshop offers you a choice of maps to assist in your navigation and to enhance your enjoyment of your walk.

   Harvey Maps
 

New for 2001, this specially designed strip map, covering the entire route is the latest offering from Harvey Maps. The route is clearly marked in a large scale innovative style which also conveys information as to whether the trail follows track, path, bridleway or road along particular sections. Useful 'town' insets are also provided for Chipping Campden and Bath where the trail enters an urban environment.

These maps are an acquired taste. Undoubtedly, they are clear and reduce painful decision-making. But, the land for only a short distance on either side of the route is shown you may find that this will take away some of your enjoyment of the landscape; you can't use them to give yourself the broader picture, lining up the hilltops around you, for example.

They do however, provide essential supplementary information to assist you in planning your walk.

This map is only available in a waterproof edition which has a wax/silicon coasting. The maps fold well into the plastic case with which they are provided but they are not tear resistant.

 
Cotswold Way
 : Cotswold Way
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1:40,000; 2.5cm to 1km;
Dimensions: 220 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Waterproof 100 gms 12.95  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
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 Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps
Scale 1:25,000; 4cm to 1km; 2 inches to 1 mile

This scale provides detail for the really committed navigator and map enthusiast. Studying the country down to its every wall and ditch gives real confidence in route finding and satisfaction in "reading" the landscape. To follow your route at 1:25,000 you will need Outdoor Explorer maps OL45, 179, 168, 167 and 155.

 
These maps are available in three editions:

Paper - they fold well, and are backed with a reasonably durable laminated cover. They will remain intact, depending on how much wind and rain you have encountered!

Wilderness - laminated, tear resistant and waterproof they are designed for use in wind and rain and should arrive home with you as a permanent souvenir.

Lam-Fold - extra strong lamination with a 'china-graph' write-on, wipe-off surface they are also tear resistant and waterproof. They are however, a little bulkier than the 'wilderness' version.

 
 Cotswold-Way Suggestions  
The Wilderness Edition maps are a good compromise between the paper maps that are likely to self-destruct in the wind, rain, sleet & snow and the heavier duty Lam-Fold Editions.
 
Map OL45: The Cotswolds
 Map OL45: The Cotswolds
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight RRP  
Paper 125 gms 7.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
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Map OL179: Gloucester, Cheltenham & Stroud
 Map OL179: Gloucester, Cheltenham & Stroud
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight RRP  
Paper 125 gms 7.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
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Map OL168: Stroud, Tetbury & Malmesbury
 Map OL168: Stroud, Tetbury & Malmesbury
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight RRP  
Paper 125 gms 7.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
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Map OL167: Thornbury, Dursley & Yate
 Map OL167: Thornbury, Dursley & Yate
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight RRP  
Paper 125 gms 7.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
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Map OL155: Bristol & Bath
 Map OL155: Bristol & Bath
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight RRP  
Paper 125 gms 7.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
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 Ordnance Survey Landranger Maps
Scale 1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1 inches to 1 mile

If you use the 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey Landranger maps you will need Sheets 150, 151, 162, 163 and 172. The Cotswold Way is clearly marked as a trail of red diamond shapes.

1:50,000 is an appropriate scale for a walk such as this one, much of which is along the escarpment. Consultation with the map will help you appreciate the views of wide areas of countryside and towns

 
These maps are available in three editions:

Paper - they fold well, and are backed with a reasonably durable laminated cover. They will remain intact, depending on how much wind and rain you have encountered!

Wilderness - laminated, tear resistant and waterproof they are designed for use in wind and rain and should arrive home with you as a permanent souvenir.

Lam-Fold - extra strong lamination with a 'china-graph' write-on, wipe-off surface they are also tear resistant and waterproof. They are however, a little bulkier than the 'wilderness' version.

 
 Cotswold-Way Suggestions  
The Wilderness Edition maps are a good compromise between the paper maps that are likely to self-destruct in the wind, rain, sleet & snow and the heavier duty Lam-Fold Editions.
 
Map 151: Stratford-Upon-Avon. Warwick & Banbury
 Map 151: Stratford-Upon-Avon. Warwick & Banbury
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight RRP  
Paper 95 gms 6.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
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Map 150: Worcester & the Malverns
 Map 150: Worcester & the Malverns
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight RRP  
Paper 95 gms 6.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
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Map 163: Cheltenham & Circencester
 Map 163: Cheltenham & Circencester
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight RRP  
Paper 95 gms 6.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
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Map 162: Gloucester & Forest of Dean
 Map 162: Gloucester & Forest of Dean
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight RRP  
Paper 95 gms 6.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
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Map 172: Bristol & Bath
 Map 172: Bristol & Bath
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight RRP  
Paper 95 gms 6.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99  Purchase our recommended Coast to Coast walking maps and guides at Amazon.co.uk
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 Cotswold-Way Suggestions  
Your choice of maps is complicated. It is dependant upon your preferred choice of scale, publisher and pocket!

Our recommendation is that you use the Harvey map for route-finding but take along an accompanying style of OS map to spread out to savour the view and survey the landscape and line up the hilltops.