Second wimpey question: I'm in the new forest this weekend. I bought a few books with biking routes through the forest. Both the maps and the descriptions of the routes are completely inadequate for my amateur needs, so I keep getting lost. This happened to me when I was in the North York Moors and ended up trudging through a very muddy field having taken a wrong turning somewhere.
So a few things: I don't mind trudging through muddy fields if that is all part of the fun and experience, but if that's not what its all about then I need to find some way of doing this better. I bought a magazine called mbr last week, and in the beginner's section it talked about the priority of not getting lost and knowing where you are on the map if you are going to enjoy yourself. I couldn't agree more ! That gave me some comfort that the field incident wasn't indicative. I have just bought a Garmin 205 on ebay and I think that will help.
Am I being stupid and wimpey, or is there really a better way to do this than trudging through fields ??
Any guidance or advice gratefully received.