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Re: Most reliable mileage estimates?

Hi Brennen, and a big welcome to the Challenge.
I have used Viewranger for the last 4 years and I am very satisfied with it. You design a route on the computer by placing dots on the map where you intend to walk. I have found that as you only place a limited amount of dots when planning the route that it slightly underestimates the distance. So when submitting my route sheet I have learned to add about 10 % to my estimated distance for the day and that is usually very close to what I end up walking.
Unfortunately I wont be doing the challenge this year, but might bump into you in the hills, for all that.
Best of luck, you will love it.

Best Regards also to the rest of the TGO family.

Re: Most reliable mileage estimates?

Hi All,

Thanks for the helpful replies! I am an old fogey used to measuring out lines on a map, and Basecamp was my first foray into digital mapping. Convenient to use, but it gives me very different distances than other tools.

I didn't realize the OS website could be used for planning routes. I just tried it out, and it's great, so I'll probably start there.

Thanks again!