The CW Pub Quiz

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Contents -

Eyes down and phones away please! Loser buys the McCoys.

The most fun thing to cross CW’s desk this month is The Great Bri­tish Mu­si­cal Map, cour­tesy of the in­trigu­ing part­ner­ship of Strump­shaw, Tin­cle­ton & Gig­gleswick’s Mar­vel­lous Maps and the Ord­nance Sur­vey.

On one side it’s a densely-packed UK map list­ing thou­sands of songs, al­bums and fes­ti­vals with con­nec­tions to par­tic­u­lar places; on the re­verse there’s a road trip thread­ing to­gether as many of them as pos­si­ble.

Some high­lighted lo­ca­tions that walk­ers might en­joy…

 Spike Is­land in the River Mersey near Widnes: scene of the de­fin­i­tive Stone Roses gig in 1990.

 Am­ble­side in Cum­bria: in­spi­ra­tion for the Half Man Half Bis­cuit al­bum, CSI: Am­ble­side.

 South Stack on An­gle­sey: set­ting for the cover shoot of Roxy Mu­sic’s al­bum Siren, fea­tur­ing Jerry Hall.  The Nor­folk Broads: as men­tioned in Life on Mars? by David Bowie.  Knutsford in Cheshire: in­spi­ra­tion for Knutsford City Lim­its by Rob­bie Wil­liams.  And, er, Craig David, a cliff on the Aberdeen­shire coast near Stone­haven.

Writ­ten with wit and af­fec­tion, it’s one you can pore over at leisure – and maybe even plan a few walks around. We’re off to Craig David right now.

The map costs £15; you can find it at www.mar­vel­lousmaps.com

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