A set of 14 walk maps showing woodland, parks and nature reserves local to Bridgend in South Wales.
These walks maps were used in a booklet about simple walks that patients could be ‘prescribed’ by their local GP.
I thoroughly enjoyed working on these friendly maps, though it was a challenge keeping the look consistent with the different scales and shapes of the parks.
I didn’t use the usual scale reference on these as the layout already shows the walk length in the top corner. Simplicity was key on these maps and it was important to include icons showing benches and information about terrain, footwear and dog-walking.
The time taken to finish each walk needed to be included and it had to indicate the variation in patients speed. I included hare and tortoise icons to show those variations.
The project was a response to the The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2016 encouraging local authorities to improve the health of their constituents.