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« on: July 07, 2017, 10:03:30 PM »
I've said it before, but now I have the means to do it. Lets build a map of the Watership World, as accurately as we can! I have a few maps of the Down and I'm currently placing markers where I think each episode took place, using what evidence there is.



If I carried on like this, it would look messy, so I'm thinking doing it episode by episode? What do you think? I'll share the blank versions after it's done!
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 09:53:52 PM »
This is a really interesting project, that could possibly be very useful :)

I agree that it would be rather messy if the entire series is represented on a single map...I guess one map per episode would probably be the best possibility :)
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 01:22:43 PM »
I think Dark Haven and the ocean are off the map XD    :buttercup2
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 09:29:23 PM »
Quote from: Acacia Heartstrings on Jul 9 2017, 09:22:43 AM
I think Dark Haven and the ocean are off the map XD    :buttercup2
They are definitely off the map!
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 09:01:08 PM »
Sorry it's been so long, you are so patient! I'm slow but I haven't forgotten about this project.



Here is (the best one I could get without destroying a book) the map of the Watership World, Series wise. I have the coloured map from the series opening, but overall this gives a wider, better view. Finer details are missing, but its good for a general overview.

I tried my best to make it look pretty, but instead I went for practical.

Episode 1!


x From the Peat Bog they have their first look at Watership, this is what the purple line indicates.
x The blue dot is where they start the climb.

Episode 2!


x Holly came from Sandleford, so from the same direction as the others.
x His journey was probably more like a sqiuggly line, but a general idea is best.
x He approached Bigwig on even ground, so he must of climbed the down from the back
x The weasel went to "the far side of the down," no indication to what direction that was, so it could be anywhere.

Episode 3!
Takes place a Cowslips Warren

Episode 4!
[wip]


Tell me if these images are OK / easy to read!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 09:35:45 PM »
You did a great job with these maps, I think :) They seem accurate, and I didn't have any problems reading them.  Where did you get the original map, though?  It wasn't in the magazine scans you posted.

Also the "mansion" at the top of the image, I assume that's where Buttercup's warren is? :buttercup
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 10:28:48 PM »
Quote from: Chipster-roo on Sep 13 2017, 05:35:45 PM
You did a great job with these maps, I think :) They seem accurate, and I didn't have any problems reading them.  Where did you get the original map, though?  It wasn't in the magazine scans you posted.

Also the "mansion" at the top of the image, I assume that's where Buttercup's warren is? :buttercup
Yup, that's buttercups mansion!

The scan is from one of the longer stores by Judy Allen? Their still meant for kids but their harder to read for them. I have a full colour map that was used in the series openings from one of the foreign dvd covers.

I don't have anything to hand at the moment since I'm at university!! I'll get to finish these soon though.
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 01:05:06 PM »
:silverweed3 A great Job indeed, dear. Wish you well with your work, dear. *Hugs tightly with loving Nuzzles*  :frith  :frith

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 05:45:33 PM »
Great work on these! Certainly takes some thinking.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 08:41:19 AM »
This is a very interesting project.

For the direction the weasel went in: for some reason "the far side of the down" made me think he headed in the direction of the mansion but I don't really have a concrete reason for thinking this.
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2018, 09:56:22 PM »
Quote from: Chibiscuit on Jan 23 2018, 03:41:19 AM
This is a very interesting project.

For the direction the weasel went in: for some reason "the far side of the down" made me think he headed in the direction of the mansion but I don't really have a concrete reason for thinking this.
I think so, too. Since it was never mentioned to go near Efrafa or Cowslips Warren.

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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2018, 02:19:28 AM »
Quote from: Thlayli on Jan 25 2018, 04:56:22 PM
Quote from: Chibiscuit on Jan 23 2018, 03:41:19 AM
This is a very interesting project.

For the direction the weasel went in: for some reason "the far side of the down" made me think he headed in the direction of the mansion but I don't really have a concrete reason for thinking this.
I think so, too. Since it was never mentioned to go near Efrafa or Cowslips Warren.

Hmm. I’m not sure what happened with the weasel after The Vision. Did Bigwig and those other rabbits kill him?

Also Thlayi, is this map still being worked on and does the show drawn map at the top have a version without all the coloured arrows? I’d love to have like a miniature model of this map for like this office set

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Re: Map!
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2019, 09:00:08 PM »
I have the clean version somewhere, it might be on my other hard drive.

Nope here it is




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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2020, 04:07:44 AM »
Regarding the weasel, @Hickory I think you're right, and they did kill him :woundwort The fact that he isn't seen again after Bigwig attacks him :bigwig seems to imply this, since they couldn't have shown the death on-screen :inle-series If he had been simply chased away, he probably would have been seen running away :vervain like he did after Bigwig saved Pipkin in episode 2 :pipkin2

If he had lived, however, perhaps he could have become a recurring villain :orchis4 so that the Watershippers would have someone else to battle besides the Efrafans :cowslip

It is really interesting to see the full maps :blackberry-buck The black and white one does a good job at depicting the entire area :blackberryminiseries It really makes the journey in the first episode look very long :hawkbit2 especially since the map only begins with the Enborne river :duster Sandleford would have been further to the left :holly

The colour one seems to be based on the same images that appear in the intro for the first two seasons :primrose nice to see it all in one pic! :snowdrop
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Re: Map!
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2021, 05:38:36 PM »
where did you find the map? i'm having some trouble finding a watership down map! :[