I find i'm starting to have to explore my environs a lot more to find suitable routes to enable me to increase my distances. I wonder how others get on with their route planning?
Do you go walking before hand to check out if paths are accessible?
Or do you use a tool like googlemaps? I find google isn't much use for checking rights of way or whether a footpath actually exists or just looks like it does.
I'm keen to use more trail than road to protect the legs.
I live next to a wetland that has an old railway(converted to guided bus) going through it, so it has a mix of straight tarmacadam path and also very muddy lake side paths. I'm keen to use more of it.. maybe I should buy the local ordnance survey map?