This is all very reminiscent of planning past continental adventures, the only difference being that this one will be in my back yard of Yorkshire (read here to catch up on the plan). My maps have just arrived from Sustrans and they nearly cover all of Yorkshire. In fact the six maps that I have received – numbers 26, 27, 28, 29, 32 and 33 – are both one too short and one too many as I won’t need the Lincolnshire & Wolds map (number 27) as none of my Yorkshire routes will pass across its sheet. On the other hand, or rather on the other side of the county, a small area around Settle and Ingleton is not covered by either maps 29 or 32. I’m off to visit the Sustrans’ office in Leeds tomorrow for a chat about the National Cycle Network in Yorkshire and, if they have them in stock, I may attempt to swap map 27 for map 30 (err… Lancashire). More about that visit later in the week.
In the meantime, what else do you do with six contiguous maps when you receive them in the post other than lay them out on the floor and join them up like a jigsaw!