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Help with a route finder UK

Posted: 13 Oct 2020, 11:04am
by MIB2020
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

Re: Help with a route finder UK

Posted: 15 Oct 2020, 6:46pm
by chris_suffolk

Re: Help with a route finder UK

Posted: 19 Oct 2020, 4:08pm
by MIB2020
Thanks, have seen this, tried a route but it was a bit more hybrid than true mtb.

Re: Help with a route finder UK

Posted: 20 Oct 2020, 6:38pm
by chris_suffolk
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