I'm not certain, so anyone who knows for sure please put me right, but if you get the CD map versions to use on the PC with Mapsource (or more probably Basecamp since Mapsource isn't updated or supported now iirc), aren't there some limitations as to the size of map section you can upload to the gps, at least as a single chunk. And potentially with a subsequent map upload overwriting a previous one, again on some older units at least - a lot of the newer ones I think now handle this.
Just worth checking, since it could take a lot of map sections to handle London to Gibraltar!
Yes Matt, you're right there is a limit but it's pretty big. Can't remember exactly but I have an 8Gb card in mine with all UK Topo, most of West Europe City Navigator and Topo Pyrenees on it so should be OK for London to Gibralter.
Again Matt you are right about transferring maps, it will overwrite anything already on it so it all has to be done in one go. Does take a hell of a long time to make the mapsets up transfer it though. Or, as cards are so cheap now, you could put individual maps on individaul cards and swap them over as required.
I can definitely plan a turn by turn route with this? With multiple (London to Gibraltar) roads and waypoints??? Thanks again for the help )
Yes, but you will need to buy the relevant map as the unit will only have a basemap on. I think this will be the City Navigator 2012 edition. Not sure how much but somewhere around £70ish I think. That should come with the PC program, Mapsource or its later updated version but if not it can be downloaded from the Garmin site. PersonallyI would get the map on CD rather than a memory card as it can then be easily loaded onto the PC and to the unit.
Much easier plotting routes on the PC and transferring to the unit. Might be more convenient to plot day by day routes as well as one big one.
My favourite is to park up in the car park (or under the railway bridge) on the lane leading to Upper Booth avoiding the rip off car park at Edale.
On to Upper Booth, up Crowden Clough and just carry on up the river through the groughs until you get to the watershed where the groughs disappear.
Find any of the streams heading north from the watershed and this will lead you to the Kinder River and downstream to the downfall. Back to Swines Back via Red Brook and Kinder Low, down to Jacobs Ladder and back to the car.
I know it means crossing the plateau but that is what Kinder is all about and its not as scary as some people make out. All the rest of it is pretty much on clear paths.
This is probably around 8 miles so you should have plenty of time.