I purchased a few days ago for £2 a trial of Anquet maps for two months with the option to subscribe on an annual basis thereafter.
The quality of mapping is excellent. Communication and help by phone and email was first class. However, using the software did was not intuitive to me. At my age I am proud at having kept up modestly with technology, but perhaps now I just want an easier life, so I was not prepared to battle on and learn new tricks, and I have cancelled the annual subscription offer.
I have had Memory Map for over ten years - my 1:50 and 1:25 OS maps are out of date. That has been evident from changes of footpaths etc. shown on latest versions BC has downloaded for free having been included in the purchase of the paper Land Ranger maps. On top of obsolescence I had a Windows error message preventing me saving GPX routes, and all that prompted me to try Anquet.
My Memory Map runs on a Windows PC in Parallels partitioned from my iMac because MM was not previously available for Mac but it is now. Windows then miraculously "restored the missing file from backup" and so MM is ok again (for the moment.) I will probably now purchase the latest OS map updates from MM for 1:50 and 1:25 to run on the Mac. The associated MM app performs well on my iPad and my iPhone and I would hope that would continue with the new purchase.
Our Thursday walk continued on the Lindsle fell road from where we left off last week in pleasant but still chilly weather.
Here are some photos:
|This mixture of rocky outcrops and sheep cropped turf, gorse and a modest dose of old woodland typifies what I call "Edge of the Lake District Scenery" and I love it.|
|Just off the road - maybe just enough to occupy a couple of hours bouldering?|
|My first bluebells this year - the English variety of course|
This and below - tractors for AR.
I don't think they are particularly rare but they may pose some challenge with views restricted by cramped locations - suggest click to enlarge
|We walked past this waterwheel (see next photo) without noticing on the way out only finding it on the way back, hence endorsing Pete's claim that it makes a different walk coming back the same way|
|From one kilometre away my car was unsurely identified from a tiny white spot. This full zoom confirmed it was my car. But not good enough to see if there are broken windows - I am a born worrier - fortunately all was intact|
|Route there and back|