Avocado Sweet and map creator, Peter Burgess are delighted to offer three lucky winners a free A1 MunroOverground map, worth £12.99 each including postage and packing. Just follow us @avocadosweet on Twitter and tweet us, mentioning ‘munro’ in the tweet. Competition closes at midnight on Friday 31 May. Names will be drawn out of a hat.
The MunrOverground is an ‘enlightening and eccentric’ take on the 283 Munros, as well as a host of Scotland’s other awe inspiring wild places such as the Linn of Dee, Sandwood Bay and Fingal’s Cave.
Peter Burgess, a former geography teacher who lives in East Ham in London, created the map following the success of his first creation, Tubular Fells, a topological map of the Lakeland Fells which was inspired by Harry Beck’s iconic interpretation of the London Underground.
The new map groups the mountains into a number of lines, including the Skye Line, the Knoydart, Skye and Affric Line and the Southern Hills. These are blended with the national rail network, and long distance paths such as the West Highland Way, Sutherland Trail and Great Glen Way.
The John Muir Trust and Scottish Mountain Rescue will receive a donation from every map sold.
Peter says: ‘I knew even before starting to plan it that the MunrOverground would look much more like a national rail network than one belonging in one city. Like Tubular Fells, it’s certainly a little out of the ordinary, but I hope it shows the relationships within the Scottish landscape in an enlightening and eccentric way.’
‘Looking at a large Ordnance Survey map of Scotland could be quite overwhelming, but with all the detail stripped away to reveal the basic information, you can see each landmark and their relationship with one another more clearly.’
‘It includes all 283 Munros, but there are so many other features worthy of mention that I couldn’t resist including. One of my favourite areas is around the Ratagan Pass, near the village of Glenelg so it received particular attention, with the last ferry to Skye, a valley with some fantastic brochs, and Sandaig, the isolated spot where Gavin Maxwell lived when he wrote Ring of Bright Water.’
The MunrOverground is available from www.tubularfells.com as an A1 poster on heavyweight 200 gsm paper. £1.50 from each sale will be shared between the John Muir Trust and Scottish Mountain Rescue. Price is £10.99 plus £2 postage and packaging.