Help with a route finder UK

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MIB2020
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Help with a route finder UK

Postby MIB2020 » 13 Oct 2020, 11:04am

Hi, looking for circular off road routes around the uk , with some reviews , 20 to 50 miles. Nothing too extreme and preferably within 60 miles or so of Birmingham.
Looked at a few different apps but unsure if they are worth subscribing to. Fed up with using an OS map and planning my own routes only to find routes overgrown, no longer suitable , blocked etc
I prefer using a GPS and can download gpx files.

Thanks in advance Mark

chris_suffolk
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Re: Help with a route finder UK

Postby chris_suffolk » 15 Oct 2020, 6:46pm


MIB2020
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Re: Help with a route finder UK

Postby MIB2020 » 19 Oct 2020, 4:08pm

Thanks, have seen this, tried a route but it was a bit more hybrid than true mtb.

chris_suffolk
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Re: Help with a route finder UK

Postby chris_suffolk » 20 Oct 2020, 6:38pm

Problem I have found; it's often very hard to create a route using bridleways and no roads. Hence, in my case at least, why cycle.travel adds in some roads.

You can 'tweak' a cycle.travel route if you can see a bridleway route that it's not using, but I've spent quite some time with paper OS maps spread out and often failed to come up with a decent route that isn't hybrid - especially of the type of length you are looking at.

Good luck