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Three Peaks Challenge – Top Tips – Your Kit

The three peaks challenge is approaching fast, so here at Lovell Johns we have come up with some top tips for the kit you might want to take with you. Climbing the three peaks requires a lot of planning into what you wear and what to take with you. We have compiled a list of all the things you might need. Boots Boots need to be flexible and comfortable – they are the most important bit of kit as they are likely to give you blisters and blisters will make the whole activity uncomfortable or stop you completely! Tips for boots: -       Buy soon and get used to wearing them -       Your toes shouldn’t touch the end of the boot when you’re going down hill -       Your heels shouldn’t rise up from the sole of the … Read entire article »

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Three Peaks Challenge – Top Tips – Nutrition

We are now only a few weeks away from climbing the three peaks! To prepare for this we have come up with a few top tips regarding our nutrition for the challenge. As you’ve probably worked out, walking uphill is hard work and uses a lot of calories. The amount of calories you use will depend on your weight and the terrain you are walking over but as a very rough idea here is an estimate of the amount of calories you are likely to use on each of the mountains. Your Weight 9 stone 11 stone 13 stone Rough average calories used when walking uphill for one hour 400 490 570 Rough average calories used when walking down hill for one hour 190 210 250 Ben Nevis 3hrs uphill 1200 1470 1710 2hrs down hill 380 420 500 Scafell Pike 2.5hrs uphill 1000 1225 1425 1.5hrs down hill 285 315 375 Snowdon 2.5hrs uphill 1000 1225 1425 1.5hrs down hill 285 315 375 Total calories used 4150 4970 5810 So just in walking time … Read entire article »

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Lovell Johns 50 Years of Map Making

Lovell Johns 50 Years of Map Making from Lovell Johns on Vimeo. This year Lovell Johns celebrates 50 years of making maps and it’s been quite a journey from the early days of hand drawn maps to how the company operates today. Throughout these 50 years, map making has been at the core of the business and will continue to be so. Today the business has grown in several areas, particularly in digital mapping and product development. For the digital side of the business we can produce mapping data and maps for websites. We also have skills in GIS where we are able to manipulate mapping data to suit our customer’s requirements.  An exciting venture for the business has been our move into product development. We see this as an important area of … Read entire article »

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Three Peaks Challenge – Importance of Route Planning Maps

  The staff at Lovell Johns are nearing the day of our Three Peaks Challenge and hopefully all the preparation we have been doing will pay dividend. Part of the preparation is understanding the importance of maps during the Three Peaks Challenge. If you’re thinking about taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge as an individual or in a group at least one of your party needs to be comfortable using a map and compass particularly in case the group becomes split up. Don’t rely on a GPS system or your mobile phone. Become skilled in route finding with your maps. The more skills you have in map reading the more you will enjoy the challenge. Route planning Before you set out on any outdoor activity it’s always good to consult a map to … Read entire article »

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Lovell Johns @ 50

  This year Lovell Johns is celebrating its 50th anniversary! It’s been quite a journey over the last half a century, and such a wonderful milestone to reach in the company’s history.  We have various activities lined up for the next 3 months to celebrate this special year, kicking off with the launch of our new company video.  We have also been working on articles about the company’s history plus a range of insights about the world of mapping. Additionally we have roped in some of our team to tell you a bit about their story with Lovell Johns! Most of the content has been released right here on the Lovelljohns.com/blog so do have a browse through. Additionally, our company brands Mapsinternational.co.uk and Businessmapcentre.com will also be featuring 50th themed offers and … Read entire article »

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Lovell Johns @ 50 – Interactive Timeline

Welcome to Lovell Johns’ history shown interactively for the last 50 years. We’ve crammed many interesting facts about our history into the following timeline. … Read entire article »

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Three Peaks Challenge – Malvern Hills Training

As part of Lovell Johns training for the Three Peaks Challenge in September, we have all been exercising and have a training schedule which involves reminding us all how many weeks we have to go until the event, in order to spur us on! A group of us decided to walk in the Malvern Hills, which are the closest hills to us in the Cotswolds. Six of us set out on a damp morning to West Malvern. The car park is already relatively high up, but the path rises steeply up to the top of the hills, from where there is apparently a fantastic view towards Wales. However, this was not to be for our group, as the cloud was very low and visibility was limited. The Malverns are a … Read entire article »

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How to bring your site plan to life with good map design

Any type of organisation may need a map of their site; universities, hospitals, holiday parks or a large office complex with various sites. Anywhere with multiple buildings on a single site and a requirement to show staff and visitors how to move around can benefit from such a site plan. For promotional material, a well-designed stylised site plan, complete with company branding and logos, will enhance any leaflet or website and help make your site an easy place to navigate around. A site map can be easily updated to take account of changes in building names and any new construction, so can be used to respond quickly to changing requirements. It is important to consider the layout and zoning of areas – similar buildings can be grouped in one colour, for example, … Read entire article »

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Team Stories: Alice Carter

As this year marks the 50th anniversary of Lovell Johns, we thought it would be a great idea for you to get to know more about the staff, and their background. Therefore, we have decided to run a series of team stories, which will help you to better understand the history of Lovell Johns, and the individuals that make the company what it is. After signing up for a work placement module in my third year of Swansea University, I suddenly faced the challenge of securing a summer internship. Whilst researching on Twitter one evening I spotted a Lovell Johns advertisement for a Digital Marketing intern within the Maps International brand, for the summer of 2012. I immediately jumped at the opportunity, as the role combined my love of maps with my interest … Read entire article »

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Team Stories: Symon Porteous

As this year marks the 50th anniversary of Lovell Johns, we thought it would be a great idea for you to get to know more about the staff, and their background. Therefore, we have decided to run a series of team stories, which will help you to better understand the history of Lovell Johns, and the individuals that make the company what it is. Unlike many of my colleagues I don’t have a background in mapping or Geographic Information Systems and really only thought about maps when in need of a Road Atlas. I completed a 4 year BA (Hons) Business Studies Degree in Sheffield, then after a quick stint back home in Newcastle, took the plunge by heading down South for a job in Sales. This move took me to work for … Read entire article »

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Lovell Johns Mapping Company - Our Websites

Lovell Johns has evolved over time and now offers a range of products and services through 3 brands shown below.

Maps International - Online Map Shop Digital Services for Publishers Business Map Centre - Mapping for Business