Lake District - Dow Crag

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Lake District - Dow Crag

Postby karlt » 9 May 2012, 12:31pm

http://www.opencyclemap.org/?zoom=14&la ... layers=B00

Shows a cycleway from the Walna Scar road over Dow Crag.

I think this is probably a mistake, but would like to know! It's a footpath according to the OS.

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Re: Lake District - Dow Crag

Postby cycleruk » 9 May 2012, 2:39pm

Yes it is a mistake. It is a footpath that will take you up to the Old Man.
You can legally ride the Walna Scar Road (requires the odd push/carry) if you want to.
I have ridden it a few times but a few years back.
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Re: Lake District - Dow Crag

Postby karlt » 10 May 2012, 9:51am

Thanks. I find from local knowledge around here that I have to take the Open Cycle Map with a pinch of salt. There are a number of routes around here where it's the only thing claiming they're available for cycling. It would help if some official body published a definitive map including local routes.

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Re: Lake District - Dow Crag

Postby Burt » 24 Sep 2012, 1:36pm

Especially since the lake district is really great to cycle along, I mean, the scenery is great, i did a walking tour through it once and loved it.
and action!

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Re: Lake District - Dow Crag

Postby cycleruk » 24 Sep 2012, 4:06pm

karlt wrote:Thanks. I find from local knowledge around here that I have to take the Open Cycle Map with a pinch of salt. There are a number of routes around here where it's the only thing claiming they're available for cycling. It would help if some official body published a definitive map including local routes.


I know this is an oldish thread but O.S. maps are the best for routes. They show all the bridleways and green roads and new maps also now show cycle routes.
Go to your local library and they may have the 1-25,000 series (2.5" to mile) which I found are the best for detailed route finding.
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Re: Lake District - Dow Crag

Postby RickH » 25 Sep 2012, 11:01pm

Alternatively, if you are online reading this, you can always go to the Ordnance Survey's very own Getamap site.

You can close the login/sign up box (it just means you won't be able to plot & save routes). If you find & zoom into the area you want to look at with the "ZoomMap" button (top left) highlighted, if you then click on the nearby "Leisure" button it will show the 1:50k map of that area, changing to the 1:25k as you zoom in (there is also the option of Aerial view which should be fairly self explanatory).

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Re: Lake District - Dow Crag

Postby Richard Fairhurst » 9 Oct 2012, 8:28pm

karlt wrote:Thanks. I find from local knowledge around here that I have to take the Open Cycle Map with a pinch of salt. There are a number of routes around here where it's the only thing claiming they're available for cycling. It would help if some official body published a definitive map including local routes.

  • Log into openstreetmap.org
  • Navigate map to the place you want to fix
  • Click 'Edit'
  • When the editor has loaded, click the path that's wrongly tagged
  • Change the information on the left so it's correct (in this case, I guess you want to change "Bicycles permitted" to "Prohibited")
  • Click 'Save'

Once OpenCycleMap has picked up the information from OSM (usually takes a couple of days but I believe there are some server issues with OCM at the moment, so it'll be a bit longer), it'll show the correct info.
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Re: Lake District - Dow Crag

Postby notanotherhill » 22 Oct 2012, 4:51pm

Ennerdale and beyond is a great place to cycle, it's harder to get to, but very few people and tourists with spectacular scenery, if the weather is kind

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Re: Lake District - Dow Crag

Postby karlt » 26 Oct 2012, 6:32pm

Richard Fairhurst wrote:
karlt wrote:Thanks. I find from local knowledge around here that I have to take the Open Cycle Map with a pinch of salt. There are a number of routes around here where it's the only thing claiming they're available for cycling. It would help if some official body published a definitive map including local routes.

  • Log into openstreetmap.org
  • Navigate map to the place you want to fix
  • Click 'Edit'
  • When the editor has loaded, click the path that's wrongly tagged
  • Change the information on the left so it's correct (in this case, I guess you want to change "Bicycles permitted" to "Prohibited")
  • Click 'Save'

Once OpenCycleMap has picked up the information from OSM (usually takes a couple of days but I believe there are some server issues with OCM at the moment, so it'll be a bit longer), it'll show the correct info.


Thing is they are all meant to be part of the Chesterfield cycling network; it's just the project appears to have stalled. I did email to ask what was going on but just got static.