Quality Mountain Days
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Other Topographical Features

Symbols are used to show other topographical features, Rocky ground is shown as grey lines (previously black lines on older maps) differentiating between boulders, loose rocks, outcrops and scree. 

Different sized symbols are used to mark scree, with the larger symbols being at the bottom of the slope and a varying design to show prominent scree runs. vegetation patches and interspersed boulders.

On OS maps crag edges are shown by a representation of the exposed surfaces at the top of the cliff  Concave slopes are shown with firm black lines along the top with strata  drawn with lighter and more spaced linework as the angle eases while convex faces are shown with the thicker black lines at the bottom.   It is important to recognise the subtle differences before attempting to negotiate rocky crags

Above - New (grey instead of black) 1:25,000 topographical symbols     ...............................Below - 1;50,000  -  topographical symbols

Important: Participation Statement

Climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

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