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The emmets are coming

So it's half term and we're heading west for a week until next Friday  

Im keen to have an explore around Cornwall but due to a broken wrist the bikes staying at home. 

I thought I'd do some walking and check out some lanes instead whilst the missus goes off on her push bike  


Is there any members around Porth/Newquay (or a thereabouts, as I have the car) with either a set of  marked maps or a good knowledge of the lanes in Cornwall who can spend a few hours one afternoon or evening helping me, over a pint or two,mark up what's still rideable, what's claimed and what from the old map is a definite no go. This is all part of a long term plan to get a decent record of what's what around the south on an electric format.  It seems some areas have lost their old timers with all the knowledge and are having to start from scratch again as noone knows what's available  


Im sure a chap called tony marked up my maps back in the late 90s but I'm guessimg they're well out of date now post NERC. 



Many thanks in anticipation. 



ROw officer for Southern group. 


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Myself and Peter W are the row guys for Cornwall TRF group.  The easiest way I think is for you to use the ROW Interactive map provided by Cornwall Council. It works a lot better than Devons and will easily show you all the legal byways and highways.

Tips on using..

You can zoom right in to get good detail.

Select 'layers' and make sure 'public right of way' tick box is ticked...byways or BOATs are shown by brown dots.

Also its worth having the Transportation - Road Networks ticked...magenta lines show UCRs..or D roads as they used to be known...although most will be tarmaced some are not. Be patient with this layer as the initial load can sometimes take a few minutes.


I do have OS Explorer maps marked up but apart from photographing them and Whatsapping or emaiing to you I dont know how I can get them to you


The link below give you the interactive map. If you need any more help just ask...cheers.





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I started marking up from that. But finding the ucrs is a pain if you don't know where to look. Also for all I know they may have been metalled.

Its a lot easier to look at a map with just the lanes marked rather than hunting them down! I'll pm you an email address and if it's possible to photograph them and email The pics that would be great. Once I know where they are I can get the names and references from the interactive map.

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