EastWest Mapping produce new Dublin Mountains map
Barry Dalby of East West Mapping has produced an excellent new map of the Dublin and North Wicklow Mountains at 1:30,000 scale. The map, published in March, extends from around Sandyford to Ballinastoe on the east side and from Rathcoole to Valleymount on the west, covering the uplands in between. The map, printed on Pretex waterproof paper (now used for many O-maps) has a wealth of detail which would interest outdoors people. In addition to forests, walking routes and parking places, the map is worth buying just for the heritage and historical information. Barry and his brother Clive have walked, cycled and driven over the whole area in 2008 to survey the map.
The 1:30,000 scale would appeal particularly to the likes of walkers, hill runners and mountain bikers who want to explore off-road, and the 20-metre contours with shading for altitude show the land shapes clearly. Mountain marathoners and those looking for an interesting destination for a hike will also find it useful, as will anyone looking for a new orienteering area to map.
Speaking of orienteering maps, Barry is a professional surveyor who previously worked as an instructor at Tiglin Adventure Centre, and has been an active orienteer for many years.
Three further maps are planned in the same series: Wicklow Mountains West, Wicklow Mountains East and Lugnaquilla.
The map costs €9.95 in the shops or €11.45 including Irish postage from from EastWest Mapping. Visit EastWest Mapping here.