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Suunto Race and Suunto Wing Review

Find out everything you need to know about the Suunto Race GPS watch and Suunto Wing headphones in this comprehensive review by Helen from the OS Team. From training to racing, these great value Suunto products will help you every step of the way.

Best Christmas gifts for outdoor lovers

Stuck on what to gift this Christmas? The Ordnance Survey team share their best Christmas gifts for outdoor lovers. So, whether they're dog walker, wild swimmer or adventure seeker, there's a present for everyone.

Gearing up for autumn walking - head to toe guide

As the weather changes, the clothing and equipment you need for walking and hiking changes too. Here's a guide by OS team member Jonathan Elder on autumn walking gear.

Wet weather gear guide

Don't get caught out by the rain, be prepared for your next walk with this wet weather gear guide.

Summer gear guide for outdoor adventures

In this summer gear guide, we asked the Ordnance Survey team about their best outdoor product for summer and how it helps them enjoy their time outside.

A guide to ethical and responsible outdoor clothing

Montane share their expert knowledge on what to look out for when choosing outdoor clothing, so you can become a more responsible explorer.

Which compass is best for me?

In some sense, all compasses do the same job but not everyone uses them for the same purpose. There are many different models with variations in features, accuracy and functionality. We take a look at some of the best on the market to help you decide which compass is right for you.

10 outstanding circular walks

Discover Britain’s 10 best circular walks from the OS Pathfinder Guides. Each walk provides key information like where to park and what to see on route.

Which GPS device do you need?

If you’re considering buying a GPS device, you’ll be probably be comparing dozens of models with hundreds of features. Here’s our guide to finding the best GPS. We look at handheld and wearable GPS devices for walking, hiking, running, cycling and off-grid adventures.

Walking books - Which guide is best for me?

The OS Pathfinder Guides and OS Short Walks Made Easy series capture some of the best walking routes across Great Britain and include a range of useful information to make it easier to plan your walks. We take a look at these two guidebooks in more detail to help you decide which one is best for you.