BEACON Mountain Guide-Maps for hill-walkers and climbers

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Mountain Guide-Maps

Beacon guide-maps are compact high quality maps and GPS route guides that provide walkers with all the information they require for safe navigation on the mountain.  See features - or to read more about what distinguishes Beacon mountain guide-maps from other maps see the contents page. They have a high gloss plastic finish which is waterproof and durable and makes them easier to read than a ordinary paper map.  The folded mountain maps are ready to take out on the hill and are very popular with walkers and climbers who don't want to have to carry a waterproof map case.

 

Snowdon guide-map No. 11

The standard folded mountain-maps are approx. 110 x 216 mm which easily slips into a pocket and are ideal for using on the mountain without a map case.

Unfolded display versions are also available, these are approx. 216 x 303 mm and are ideal for educational use or for pre-trip planning etc.

flat guide-maps

 

Special web offers:  The Three Peaks Challenge (TPC) set is available for £15.95 with free UK post and packing - two sets are on offer for only £27.50.   Extra discounts are available for additional sets.

Single mountain guide-maps are £4.95 each plus £1.50 post and packing.    For full details of all products, special offers and payment options please see our Price List.

For quick dispatch and advice on routes etc please contact us by phone or email.

Custom Map Design: If you are a retailer or mountain activity organiser we are able to produce customised versions of existing titles or completely new guide maps to suit your requirements, even if you require only a small quantity.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

The table below lists the mountain guide-maps available now  -  new titles and related products are under development.  Please tell us what mountains / routes etc you would like to see covered in future guides  -  contact Beacon.

 

GUIDE No. TITLE DESCRIPTION
No. 1

BEN NEVIS

via CARN MOR DEARG

A spectacular tour of Britain's highest mountain by the famous CMD arÍte. This route shows the mountain at its most dramatic, but it is a serious route for experienced hill-walkers only.  The guide has an enlarged summit area map clearly showing the safe descent bearings required to descend from the summit in poor visibility.  Like all the guide-maps it gives key GPS waypoints on the route.
No. 2 MT

BEN NEVIS

via the MOUNTAIN TRACK

At 1,345m (4,411ft) Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland and the whole of Great Britain.  The summit area is snow covered for much of the year.  The guide describes the classic Mountain Track route and the ultra-clear map is ideal for navigating on the Ben.  It has a special summit area map that shows the safe descent route required to avoid the danger areas in poor visibility.
No. 10

SNOWDON

The Snowdon Horseshoe from Pen y Pass

(plus the Miners Track

and the Pyg Track)

Snowdon at its most spectacular.  This popular guide-map describes the classic ridge scramble - the Snowdon Horseshoe - one of the finest ridge "walks" in the country.  This demanding and exciting route requires a head for heights and good weather.

The guide-map also covers the well known PYG Track and the Miner's Track starting from Pen y Pass.   The detailed 1:25,000 map also covers the Watkin Path to Nant Gwynant in the south.  See Guides No.11 and 11L below for the Llanberis Path.

No. 11

SNOWDON

main walking routes from Pen-y-Pass

This guide-map focuses on the most popular walking routes from Pen-y-Pass, i.e. the PYG Track and the Miners Track.  The guide also covers the route down to Llanberis for walkers who want to do this traverse of the mountain.

Pen y Pass is at 358 metres and has good bus links (it has limited car parking), also weather forecasts, a newly opened Joe Brown mountain shop and an excellent walker's Cafe, making it the ideal starting point for the climb to the highest summit in Wales.

No. 11 L

SNOWDON

Llanberis Path / Snowdon Mountain Railway

from Llanberis

(plus routes to Pen-y-Pass)

Covers the three most popular walking routes on Snowdon, the Llanberis Path, which is the longest and least steep ascent route and roughly follows the line of the Snowdon Mountain Railway, plus the classic PYG and Miner's Tracks from Pen-y-Pass.  The upper Snowdon massif is covered by a super detailed 1:25,000 map extending to below Clogwyn Station in the north and to Pen-y-Pass in the east.   The popular Llanberis Path is covered by a new specially prepared 1:50,000 map with clear details of the route for walkers on the way to and from Llanberis.

This guide-map is ideal for walkers who want to experience the unique Snowdon Mountain Railway and rather than have to return on the same train, use the opportunity to walk up to the summit and then return on foot to Llanberis, or even walk down to Pen y Pass.  The new summit station and visitor centre was officially opened in summer 2009.

See Snowdon Mountain Railway tickets and walking route options.

No.12

CADAIR IDRIS

(Cader Idris)

This new guide-map covers all the main routes to Cadair Idris, the popular Pony Path from the north and the routes from Minffordd in the south which give amazing views of the "Chair of Cadair" and Llyn Cau.
No. 14

Available shortly

The GLYDERS

TRYFAN to Y GARN

This exciting new guide-map covers the central Glyder range, easily accessible from the Ogwen Valley and very popular with walkers, scramblers and climbers.  Includes Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, the Devil's Kitchen, Cwm Idwal  and Y Garn.

No. 16 &

No. 16BD

(Scafell Pike only)

SCAFELL PIKE and SCAFELL from WASDALE A walkers map & navigation guide to the highest mountain in England starting from its deepest lake, Wastwater. Guide 16 covers Scafell Pike (the highest peak in England) and the more difficult ascent of Scafell.

NOTE: There was a rock fall in the Foxes Tarn gully on Scafell in September 2007.

A popular new guide-map (No. 16BD) is now available that focuses on Scafell Pike by the recommended and most straightforward route from Wasdale Head via Lingmell Col.

No. 17

SCAFELL PIKE

from Seathwaite

This guide-map covers the popular mountain walker's routes to Scafell Pike from Seathwaite via Stockley Bridge, i.e. via Sty Head and the classic Corridor Route and the route via Esk Hause and Broad Crag (as used by Julia Bradbury in the recent TV series).  May be used in conjunction with Guide-map 16 above.  All these routes require good navigation skills, especially in poor visibility.
No. 18 PEN Y FAN Pen y Fan is the highest mountain in south Wales and it is very popular with walkers and the military for training runs. The map covers the routes from near the Storey Arms and the Outdoor Centre on the A470.

No. 2 TP

Three Peaks Challenge guide-map for

BEN NEVIS

(part of the TPC set)

This guide-map describes the classic Mountain Track route from Glen Nevis and the ultra-clear map is ideal for navigating on the Ben.  Specifically designed for Three Peaks Challenges, the route is highlighted on the 1:25,000 map, and like all the guide maps has key GPS waypoints.  It also has a special enlarged summit area map that shows the safe descent route required in poor visibility.

No. 16 TP

Three Peaks Challenge guide-map for

SCAFELL PIKE

(part of the TPC set)

A map & navigation guide to the highest mountain in England starting from its deepest lake, Wastwater. The guide covers the ascent of Scafell Pike via Brown Tongue and Lingmell Col. The waypoints and notes are designed to help in navigation on this mountain, which is sometimes tackled by Three Peaks teams partly in darkness or semi-darkness.

Please note that the more difficult ascent of Scafell is covered only by Beacon Guide16.

No. 11 TP

Three Peaks Challenge guide-map for

SNOWDON

(part of the TPC set)

This guide-map covers the main routes from Llanberis and Pen-y-Pass.  Pen y Pass is at 358 metres and has National Park information, weather forecasts, bus links, a mountain shop and an excellent walker's Cafe, making it an ideal starting point for the climb to the highest summit in Wales. Unfortunately car parking space is limited and its popularity means that the car park is often full by mid morning many summer days.

No. 17 TP

Three Peaks Challenge

guide-map for

SCAFELL PIKE

from Seathwaite

(optional in the the TPC set)

This guide-map covers the route to Scafell Pike from Seathwaite via Stockley Bridge, Sty Head and the classic Corridor Route, or via Esk Hause.  These are a little longer and more difficult routes than the one from Wasdale Head and hence are not recommended for night time "Three Peaks" ascents or descents.
WTP

New

The Welsh Three Peaks mountain challenge set A exciting new set of mountain guide-maps covering Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, Cadair Idris in mid-Wales and Snowdon in north Wales, commonly known as the Welsh Three Peaks. The maps are also available separately if required.
To buy any of these guide-maps directly from Beacon Maps please phone or email us for a quick delivery - contact us