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Printing (custom) map (of Ethels)

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 yorkshire_lad2 25 Jul 2021

Does anyone have any recommendations for getting a custom map printed with a defined set of points highlighted.  I know OS do Custom maps (https://shop.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/custom-made/), which may be half way there, together with my own sharpie, but wondered if anyone had any ideas.

I'm thinking to use the Ethels in the Peak District (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ethels) as a bit of a project.  I'm hoping to encourage a walking friend back into walking after a couple of strokes, and I've suggested the Ethels as a great way of doing it/getting inspired about starting out again, and taking us places that we otherwise wouldn't go, and are nearer to home for him and would be an exploration for me being a bit off my usual radar (I've just completed the Wainwrights so another such project looks appealing).  He sounds interested but he's asked if there's a map (he's a "map" sort of guy, as am I, and quite likes a large bit of paper to pore over and plan).

Does anyone have any suggestions for getting a map of the Ethels printed?  I don't mind paying a bit for it (it's in a good cause).  A bit of Googling suggests there isn't an Ethels paper map (unsurprisingly) but there is an app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.colton.ethel_ready&hl=en_GB&gl=US)

There's a representation of the Ethels at http://www.walkingenglishman.com/ethels.html and a log  at https://www.ukhillwalking.com/logbook/set.php?id=5094 ; it would be great to get a map at (probably) 1:50,000 with the hills on.

Maybe I'll have to resort to a custom OS map and my own sharpie, but I thought I'd see if anyone here had any suggestions first.

TIA

 Lankyman 25 Jul 2021
In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

Back when I was knocking off Munros I just had the OS maps and marked them with a yellow blob of highlighter pen on the summits. I ticked them off in an old logbook. Planning routes and link ups was part of the pleasure. I put orange blobs on the Corbetts but didn't go down that path. Years ago I did a similar thing for 1,500 ft summits in Bowland. I may even have one or two left?

In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

I’ve done similar using Anquet’s map software. For what I was doing I had to create a series of jpg files covering the large area I was interested in, with waypoints marking the hills. I then stitched the files together in photoshop to create a single large image which I had printed on A0 paper at a university print shop. It took quite a while.

In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

I've already done this if it helps anyone.

Here is a JPEG and anyone can have the original photoshop file if they like

https://www.dropbox.com/s/n0ws7ofjic0lyhp/EthelsPUBLIC.jpg?dl=0

I've almost finished a UKH ticklist too

https://www.ukhillwalking.com/logbook/set.php?id=5094


 yorkshire_lad2 10 Sep 2021
In reply to Dan Arkle:

That's simply fantastic: thank you for sharing!


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