GetOutside was founded by Ordnance Survey, to help more people to get outside more often

It sits at the heart of everything we do, as we firmly believe an active outdoor lifestyle helps you live longer, stay younger and enjoy life more.

At the moment we need to think a bit differently about our outdoor activity to help keep everyone safe. Plan outings, be aware of the risks and don't attempt activities you're not familiar with. Currently rules in each county and individual regions across the UK are continually changing, so please check before you go. In England, the postcode checker outlines the local COVID Alert level in each area.

You can also check our COVID-19 guidance page for activity advice by region and please follow Government guidelines at all times.



GetOutside tips and inspiration


Meet our outdoors champions, read their stories and inspire yourself to GetOutside


Sean Conway

Discipline: Inspiring beard grower / outdoor adventurer

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Ben Fogle

Discipline: TV presenter, adventurer, author and rower

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Mel Nicholls

Discipline: GB Para-cyclist, wheelchair racer and adventurer

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Amazing landscapes

OS Paper Maps

Never explore without one
Stay safe, and stay active with Britain’s most accurate outdoor maps

Be inspired to do more and go further by equipping yourself with the best tools for the job. Our maps are built on 220 years of experience - we keep walkers, runners, cyclists and more safe in the great outdoors all year round.

Available from local outdoors retailers, bookshops and the OS online shop.