GPS Files

GPS files for some Long Distance Paths


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Cambrian Way GPS Data

I have recently received a file of GPS coordinates for a large part of the Cambrian Way from Llandovery to Conwy. This was kindly sent to me by a Belgian who had visited my website and was planning on walking this part of the route. It was originally in Latitude and Longitude format, so after some editing, I have converted the file to show Ordnance Survey grid references as well as the original data. To date, this file has not been validated along the actual route, but I am making it available to anyone who may find it useful.

Someone else has supplied me with a full track log of the whole of the Cambrian Way, both as a text file showing Ordnance Survey grid references and as a .gpx file of latitude and longitude, which should be compatible with mapping programs such as Memory Map. This has been doctored to reflect the whole route by collecting together a series of separate sections. As far as I can see, these files follow the main route of the guidebook, with the following exceptions:

  1. Youth Hostel variant via Llanddeusant, after Carmarthen Vans
  2. Alternative route via Ffestiniog instead of Maentwrog
  3. Detour to Capelulo on way to Sychnant Pass
  4. There are several minor variations from the route, some of which arise from route changes from earlier editions of the guidebook, and some from errors of navigation

N.B. If you want to save the above files to disc on a Windows PC, you may find it easier to right click the link and then select "Save Target As...", rather than opening the link in a window by left clicking it. Please Note that the latest versions of Internet Explorer try to change the file extension from gpx to xml, so this needs to be changed back, either at the time of saving or by changing the filename later.

GPX files on Cambrian Way website and FREE O.S. Maps using Getamap

I have now produced a set of gpx files of the Cambrian Way based on the 6th Edition of the guidebook 2008, using the Ordnance Survey's latest version of Getamap, and these are available from the Cambrian Way website. These files can also be used to print out sections of O.S maps from the Getamap website (FREE for half-page prints but chargeable for full-page prints). They can also be used in GPS devices and other compatible mapping software.

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