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.

However, at this difficult time getting outside as freely as we’re used to is a bit of a challenge and we must continue to help and protect each other and our communities.

To help you get outside safely, please visit our COVID-19 guidance page to get the latest government updates and find activity advice by region. Plus visit the GetOutside Hub for more ideas and inspiration to keep active.



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.