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Beware of using postcodes

posted 27 Apr 2018, 23:59 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 29 Apr 2018, 00:38 ]
As you will know the walk details published give both an Ordnance Survey map reference and a postcode.
The postcode is automatically generated by the Ramblers website to be the nearest one to the start of the walk but in some cases this might be quite a distance from the actual start. To give you a clue of how accurate the postcode is you can look at the map on the main ramblers website and you will see a marker for the start of the walk and also an envelope to mark the generated postcode. If they are close together then you can use them in your satnav, but if, as in the example below, they are apart then please bear in mind that your satnav will leave you a long way from the start of the walk.