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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Thursday, 14 October 2021

OS footpaths

I mistakenly identified the "path" on my last walk as a path but it turns out to be a parish boundary. No wonder I had a hard time over that rough moorland.

Thanks to Bowland Climber for putting me right. I was aware of the similarity but perhaps had a bout of wishful thinking.

From OS 1:25 legend:


  1. I find the symbols on OS maps can be a little confusing sometimes. Especially as I generally only look at them on Bing Maps and there's no key on there!

  2. Paul - This is a minor lapse in their unusually exemplary presentation.

  3. Yes, they’re remarkably similar and easily confused.

  4. Ruth - at least the paths are shown in England. As you well know you have to find them for yourself in Scotland.