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40-Mile Downloadable Versions of the ACW Green Book

Feb-2018 Issue 1 Update now available to download.

Paper copies : Files printed and in a weeks time
copies will be  posted to all who have
registered for Challenge 2018

email: webmaster : Subject: ACW Green Book   

To view a single electronic document in your default file viewer, click the link in table below. 

These files are downlloads from OneDrive. 

Make sure that your use of these documents complies with the Copyright statement below.


Link  : Outline of contents : (File Size) - note that these are large files


New 18 A4 page version

2017 Issue 1

18page_Green-Book-2018_Issue1 : Each page of the 18 contains Map and Directions for one map + One A4 cover sheet with Cover & Copyright & Notes.
(PDF 2.2 MB)


New 44 A4 page version

2017 Issue 1

44page_Green-Book-2018_Issue1 HighRes : Front & back covers, 6 introduction and notes pages, 18 maps and 18 Route Direction page
(PDF 5.9 MB)

Large file intended for Professional Printing.

Note: For PDF Files OneDrive now invites you to Open or Download the file.  Open will open it in your local PDF Viewer (e.g. Acrobat). Save will invite you Save in a local folder so that you can see the version you saved as often as you wish without downloading again and much quicker.


If you prefer, and/or to get more flexible views, download the file to your PC, then open it whenever you need it - but come back again for updates when necessary!

Individual Page Downloads

Links to individual "Map and Directions" pages for one map can be downloaded from Footpath Updates web page, which will also include update versions for latest book  needed.

Print or Buy a book?

If you want a copy of the full book, it will probably be cheaper to buy.  The printed version will be printed from a higher resolution file and on a higher resolution printer, and therefore a better buy.

Printing your own is better if all you want is the latest update of one Map, or want an urgent delivery or if you want a custom format.

Guide to use of ACW-18-A4-page-version*.pdf file

  1. The first 18 pages are Maps 1 to 18, with the directions and maps on the same sheet, and if printed on an A4 sheet look like the Green Book opened at the map in use.
  2. Print just the page(s) you want, single sided, if you are using them for checking out that part of the 40-mile route.  Scribble on them any observations, using the back if you want to write a longer essay or sketch a detail on the map which might need improving.
  3. Print all 18 pages, then file them in pairs back to back and put in 9 "punched plastic pockets", tie together with string and use as a map-case for your 40 mile walk.  If your printer is an ink-jet type, it is best to spray each with fixative (e.g. Giant INK-JET Fixative Spray MATT) - this will make them more water resistant!
  4. As above, but print double sided the way round you prefer.  This saves paper and weight, especially if you use a heavier weight paper in order to make it more stable.
  5. Print page 19 on stiffer card, put in a tenth "punched plastic pocket" to make a cover for your map-case.
  6. Adapt above thoughts to your own preferences - or because you have found a better use (let us know, and we'll add your idea to this list!)

Guide to use of ACW-44-A4-page Green Book *.pdf files

This is the complete 44 A4 pages, which you can print as individual A4 pages, or whatever your printer, software and ingenuity can handle. 

A popular use is to print an A4 copy of Directions and another A4 copy of the map.  For a detailed survey this gives more space to write on the map, and two blank sides to write an even longer essay or better sketch of detail on the map which might need improving.


Copyright Statement

Contains OS data - Crown copyright and database right 2017

The copyright of all other data rests with ACWA or CJ Bean.  Permission to use the data in any manner other than for private use or for inclusion in club project work is forbidden without express permission.  Downloading and use by private individuals or clubs is encouraged and permission is not needed for such purposes.

The contents of this data are believed to be correct at the time of the latest revision.  However, the publisher cannot be held responsible for loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of any material, nor for any errors, omissions or changes in such data.  The publisher would welcome information to correct any errors or omissions and to keep the data up to date. 
Please e-mail to webmaster@acoventryway.org.uk.

Comments on Copyright Statement

The line of the above statement covering the OS content is there to address the current OS Open Data Licence.  This is the licence introduced in April-2010 which allows us to use OS Data free - before that we had to pay a small fee for every copy of our books printed, and our web users were heavily restricted as to how they could print any map data we published.

For more details of the OS Data Licence see:

and associated links.

If you plan to use the data for a purpose beyond the use as described above, you will nee to ensure that you meet the requirements in the licensing agreement.


NB : This page includes instructions to search engines not to list it.  This should discourage people finding the large files and wasting their time (and overloading the network) downloading a file they don't want ...


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