Peak District trails

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Peak District trails

Post by bond_yzf » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:14 pm

Hi guys im planning on heading up to the peaks this sunday 9/10/11 and was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of some decent longish trails, nothing too demanding as im on tourances at the mo

any help much appreciated

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Re: Peak District trails

Post by beddowsm » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:31 pm

Houndkirk moor is fantastic. A lot of different surfaces, rocks, sand, bit of mud. Will be OK on road tyres assuming its dry...or you pick your route at the rocky section.

Loads of trails in the Peaks. Do a search back for the Peaks rideout (not the report, the planned ride out thread). Start at the last post and work towards the front. You will find the GPX of the route we did yesterday.

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Re: Peak District trails

Post by bond_yzf » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:47 pm

cheers buddy how can i open the gpx file on my laptop ?

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Re: Peak District trails

Post by AckAckFlack » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:28 pm

bond_yzf wrote:cheers buddy how can i open the gpx file on my laptop ?
Have to agree with Beddowsm hounkirk would be ideal.
I suppose the problem with the gpx and even www.trailwise.org.uk is that until you get to the trails you don't really know what they are like for tourance.

If you have some software for harming you can open in that. If you are using Tom Tom then you could use this free software
http://www.tyre.tk/
And then open the gpx in it. It uses google maps.

Let me know if you want a gpx of the easier trails.

Other thing... Are you doing this on your own?
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Re: Peak District trails

Post by beddowsm » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:49 pm

bond_yzf wrote:cheers buddy how can i open the gpx file on my laptop ?
use this website

Load GPX

and select load gpx

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Re: Peak District trails

Post by bond_yzf » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:20 pm

AckAckFlack wrote:
bond_yzf wrote:cheers buddy how can i open the gpx file on my laptop ?
Have to agree with Beddowsm hounkirk would be ideal.
I suppose the problem with the gpx and even www.trailwise.org.uk is that until you get to the trails you don't really know what they are like for tourance.

If you have some software for harming you can open in that. If you are using Tom Tom then you could use this free software
http://www.tyre.tk/
And then open the gpx in it. It uses google maps.

Let me know if you want a gpx of the easier trails.

Other thing... Are you doing this on your own?
guys i am a computer numpty :laugh: i can just about get on fleabay and here lol...

ive bought the viewranger app for my iphone 4 as im gunna use that as my gps at the mo

any gpx files of easier trails would be much appreciated thank you !!!

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Re: Peak District trails

Post by bond_yzf » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:43 pm

sorry to ask a dumb question but dont want to end up somewhere i shouldnt be, when following that gpx route the route is shown on certain parts as "staright lines" following no byway i take it that was done like that for ease of plotting the route and that will follow a road section to the next byway if that makes sense lol

i have a os map as back up

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Re: Peak District trails

Post by AckAckFlack » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:55 pm

bond_yzf wrote:sorry to ask a dumb question but dont want to end up somewhere i shouldnt be, when following that gpx route the route is shown on certain parts as "staright lines" following no byway i take it that was done like that for ease of plotting the route and that will follow a road section to the next byway if that makes sense lol

i have a os map as back up
The points are just start and finish points usually and you need to follow the trail / byway or road.

Have you tried navfree a good road based free sat Nav app for the iPhone ?
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Re: Peak District trails

Post by bond_yzf » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:01 pm

ive got a tomtom urban rider for road use, i did try the "tyre" program but it just confused me even more lol

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Re: Peak District trails

Post by bond_yzf » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:13 pm

thanks guys massive help got the route on the iphone hopefully be ok with the tourances, tkc,s will be fitted very soon !!!!

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