Route card writing crib sheet

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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.
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