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The sketch maps in this guide give a general picture of the routes but, although each map is roughly to scale, they are not all drawn to the same scale. They are designed to be used in conjunction with an appropriate 1:25,000 scale Ordnance Survey map (see Maps and Compasses section).
Rides do change with time: large barns appear overnight, bridleways are re-routed, and quarries expand or are filled in. If you are unsure of your position or the way forward, consult your OS map.
Some features, for example gates or walls, are mentioned in the text and shown on the sketch maps only when they are necessary for navigation. If a junction is not mentioned follow the most obvious way on.
It will usually be possible to ride all of the routes as described. However there are some sections of some rides which may defeat all but the fittest and most able riders. Be prepared for short sections of pushing and even the occasional carry.
Where a route can be accessed from a railway station it is mentioned in the route information.
It is possible to start many of these rides at points other than those recommended, and to vary the routes according to taste. Doing a route in reverse will make it seem like a completely different ride. However please only ride where you have the legal right to do so.