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Pub Walks in West Sussex,
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This review is from: Pub Walks in West Sussex: Forty Circular Walks Around West Sussex Inns (Paperback)Having gone through all of our local walking books covering Surrey we decided to buy this book as we like and spend quite a lot time in West Sussex.
The walks in this book are very nice however the directions are not very detailed and could lead to quite a lot of scope for error. We are quite seasoned walkers and other books/maps havnt caused us any problems, however I certainly wouldnt recommend using this book without the additional use of an ordnance survey map.
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2011 12:09:31 GMT
Mr Gary C Wassell says:
I've used a slightly out of date version of this book, and have to agree with this review. I use it, but only alongside an ordnance survey map to clarify the route.
Posted on 3 May 2011 11:57:29 BDT
H. S. Fairall says:
We agree! Think the author must have had a few in the pub before he set off! Got spectacularly lost on Walk No. 3 as directions ambiguous in a couple of places - ended up walking 4 miles off track! Walk No. 4 also vague & had to retrace our way a couple of times. Walks 1 & 2 were very pretty but again, rather confusing in places but as we are familiar with the area it didnt cause us a problem. Concluded that the directions are rather like a horroscope - they can be reasonably accurate to suit the situation you are in but it may not be correct!
Posted on 2 Sep 2011 10:46:11 BDT
P. Marklew says:
Completely agree with other two comments. The directions are vague at times and due to lack of indicative distance between turn offs etc. can get completely lost. Definitely need OS map to keep on track. He doesn't use fixed unmovable landmarks enough and on a couple of occasions we found that the features referred to had changed and as a result it was extremely difficult to follow the directions. Admittedly we haven't tried all the walks but the six we have done we only managed to complete one without going wrong somewhere on the route. Wouldn't recommend it for any thing other than seeking out some great pubs!
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