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At Ordnance Survey, we want to help you discover the best of the outdoors and make it more enjoyable, accessible and safe. So, get inspired, explore new places and go on an adventure! #GetOutside

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Wander through words: amazing walks inspired by Britain’s favourite books, authors and characters

19/01/2024 10 mins read

Explore enchanting literary walks in Britain, from the Brontë Sisters' Haworth in West Yorkshire to J.K. Rowling's Edinburgh. Hear the stories behind Britain’s favourite books and authors and recommended routes combining literature with breath-taking landscapes.

Map Reading
OS Maps: How-to video guides

17/01/2024 5 mins read

We’ve created a series of short ‘how to’ videos to help you get started or make the most of OS Maps. Packed full of great planning features and extensive mapping across Great Britain, OS Maps is the only app you’ll need for your next adventure. Enjoy your guide to the great outdoors!

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Ben Nevis Summit: Discover the best walking routes to the top

04/01/2024 10 mins read

Unlock the secrets of Ben Nevis with our comprehensive guide to the best walking routes to the top. Discover breathtaking paths, where to park, and essential information about facilities, terrain and difficulty.

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OS Champions

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

Sean Conway

Extreme endurance adventurer Sean Conway is the first and only man in history to cycle, swim and run the length of Britain.

Ben Fogle

Meet Ben Fogle - broadcaster, traveller and adventurer.

Kenton Cool

Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, and it's fair to say that he's really passionate about the outdoors.

Mel Nicholls

Meet Mel Nicholls - Paralympian, outdoors lover and life adventurer.

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Digital Maps

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