Landranger maps (1:50,000) are great for road riding but I'd recommend 1:25,000 maps for mountain biking. It's difficult to see all the detail you'd want for serious off-roading at Landranger scale.mickle said:I dont get much time to do it these days but when I lived in Hereford I used to just ride loops from home. Over the course of a year I explored every lane, bridleway and footpath within a 15 mile radius. With the aid of a Landranger map its a great way to discover the local countryside.
you don't need ordnance survey maps at all for road riding - just use an A-Z! or better still go on google maps before you set off and remember itColinJ said:Landranger maps (1:50,000) are great for road riding but I'd recommend 1:25,000 maps for mountain biking. It's difficult to see all the detail you'd want for serious off-roading at Landranger scale.
I managed to get lost in the Highlands using a Landranger map for a spot of MTB exploration. Carrying and pushing a mountain bike for 5 hours across a peat bog wasn't much fun Mind you, I wouldn't have thought that there are many huge peat bogs near Glastonbury...
Well for a start I suppose it depends on whether you mind encountering unexpected steep hills on your rides - you can't spot a 25% gradient in an A-Z.bonj said:
Skinny man0903, while I ride mainly road, I live in West Somerset and would certainly second the prior comments re the Quantocks.skinny man0903 said:I live in Glastonbury Somerset.
Where is the best place to go mountain biking.