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Memory Map: A User’s Guide – Part 3

Updated for Memory Map v6 – December 2015 The Icon Ribbon You can find the previous part of this guide here: Part 2 – Getting Started Part 3 of this parallel user’s guide covers the function of the Icon Toolbar and tries to explain some of the new names and...

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Memory Map: A User’s Guide – Part 2

Updated for Memory Map v6 – December 2015 Getting Started You can find the previous part of this guide here: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 of this parallel user’s guide covers the basics of using Memory Map and moving around the map screen – something that definitely takes some...

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Memory Map: A User’s Guide – Part 1

Updated for Memory Map v6 – December 2015 I’ve been a Memory Map user for several years now and I’ve helped quite a few people get to grips with the idiosyncrasies of the program, because although it’s a Windows application, it doesn’t behave like one in several important ways. The...

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Memory Map v6 Announced

In October 2005, Memory Map launched v5 of their digital mapping product. At that time they moved away from naming their versions after the year they were released and it only took a couple of years to see why! Here we are, over 10 years on and they have just...

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Changing Times

This post is in response to a lovely article published by @PilgrimChris on his blog recently …you may want to read his article before you continue with this one, go on, I’ll wait… back with me? I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while now and reading Chris’s thoughts...

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Alternative Dales Way – Day 4

I knew day four was always going to be the tough one of the four days I’d planned and sitting in the comfort of my office, the day after I’ve finished, the stiffness in my legs confirms this. It’s just taken me 2 minutes to negotiate the stairs! I seem...

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Alternative Dales Way – Day 3

I lost my WiFi signal last night, so wasn’t able to post yesterday’s update until just a few moments ago, sitting in the bar of the Green Dragon Inn in Hardraw. Today has been grey and overcast for the most part, with occasional drizzly showers and no sun at all....

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Alternative Dales Way – Day 2

Another glorious day in God’s Own Country with even the couple of 5 minute showers failing to ruin the walk. The upside of showery weather is that the cloud displays are normally something to behold and today was a prime example. I spent most of the morning looking ahead to...

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Alternative Dales Way – Day 1

If I hadn’t been inappropriately dressed, today would have been pretty much perfect. Even the fact that I’m nowhere near fit and I’m carrying too much weight around my midriff couldn’t turn today into anything other than awesome. I parked the car high on the moors above Kirkby Stephen last...

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My Alternative Dales Way

Despite my crash out of the Southern Upland Way earlier this year, I find that I still have a pressing need to walk. This comes as an immense relief in more ways than one. I’m pleased I still feel the desire to get out and string a few days together, as...