Tips for a good route card Aim for accuracy and conciseness Abbreviations Directions : use N, W, SE etc. Road Rd Footpath FP Bridleway BW Track Trk Roads If a road has a number, use it. eg. A5, B4501 For minor roads, describe by colour eg. O Rd (orange road), Y Rd (yellow road) Do’s and don’ts Do : describe features you expect to see en-route Do : give distances between places Do : spell names correctly – Wales is full of strange place names which are only spelled slightly differently eg. Take 2nd FP L. Head W for 0.5 km past wood on R until Hafod y garreg Don’t : use the words “up” and “down” a Rd unless the contours show it’s up or down. Otherwise walk “along”. Types of junction Note the difference between the following types of junction (junc) T - junction Cross roads fork describe as : 3. 1. 4. 2. 1. L at T-Junc 3. Fork L 2. L at Junc 4. L at Junc Turn R at X-Junc Escape in emergency Choose a village, pub, phone box, farm or failing that a road (preferably numbered) Difference between right of way and path right of way path There is nothing to be seen on the ground for most rights of way. A path is normally visible on the ground.