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Nice to look at - terrible to follow.,
This review is from: Snowdonia and North Wales (Collins Rambler's Guides:) (Paperback)Nice glossy book that LOOKS good. The historic descriptions re. points of interest are good and appreciated. BUT the route instructions are inadequate and often inaccurate. There are hardly any details of distances between points
e.g. Walk 11 "To reach the outward route at a pair of ladder styles" Not so - the outward route is joined quite a distant after the styles - and the path to it forks in several places.
Some of the instructions are so vague it feels as if whole paragraphs have been accidentally omitted. Maybe they have.
And, of course, the grading of the walks is wildly inaccurate. As a previous reviewer said, Walk 16 (Moel Hebog) is graded as an 'easy walk' even though it is more difficult than all the `strenuous' walks we have so far attempted.
And - though we have managed one walk at less than the stated time - most of the walks have taken considerably longer than the suggested times. During the winter months this can lead people into the danger of still being up on the mountains in the dark.
If you follow the instructions in this book an Ordnance Survey map is an essential aid.