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Saturday, April 28, 2012

London Underground style map for Scotland's Munros

A new map of Scotland's highest mountains has been inspired by the layout of  the London Underground map.

Peter Burgess, a former geography teacher from East Ham, created the
MunrOverground after the success of Tubular Fells, a topological map of England's Lakeland Fells.

The map shows Munros - mountains higher than 3,000ft - and landscapes such as Linn of Dee in Aberdeenshire.

Detail fom MunrOverground by Peter Burgess

On the map, as with a Tube map you can see Scotland's mountains grouped into a number of lines, including the Skye Line, the Knoydart, Skye and Affric Line and the Southern Hills.

Peter said "I've thoroughly enjoyed mapping Scotland. It's a place with a great heritage and landscape to boot.  I've not climbed many Munros, but a tally approaching 40 isn't too bad. In creating this map, I've not only learned a lot about Scotland and its fantastic mountains, but like the Tube map itself, it begins to make sense."

The John Muir Trust and Scottish Mountain Rescue will receive a donation from every map sold. John Hutchison, chairman of the John Muir Trust, said: "The MunrOverground is hugely inspiring, I'm sure that anyone who loves Scotland's wild places would be glad to hang it on their wall."

Thanks to Jon Allen for alerting me to this.

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