Great Britain

Great Britain

Britain enjoys a huge variety of landscapes, from rugged coast to rolling downs and rocky peaks to peaceful woods. Discover more with our guides to the best places, activities and adventures.

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Countryside Code walks with Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep is the champion of Natural England’s Countryside Code. Shaun shares some of his favourite short walks suitable for the whole family.

Areas of Natural Beauty

OS Champion, Anita Kerwin-Nye, set herself the challenge to visit all areas of natural beauty in England with her family. Here are 10 of her favourite areas including information on where to go and a recommended walk.

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.

Ramblers walks: top routes across Britain

Our friends at the Ramblers share their favourite walks from The Ramblers Handbook. With routes for every season, these leisurely day walks will guide you around Britain through picturesque locations to soak up stunning scenery as you go.

Best woodland walks

From family-friendly forest parks to less-trodden ancient woodlands, here are the best woodland walks in the UK which are not to be missed.

10 best paddling routes

British Canoeing share their best paddle routes across the UK that you must try. These recommended paddle trails can be found on OS Maps, making it easier to navigate and plan your next on-the-water adventure.

Best fishing spots in Britain

Eight million people in England and Wales live within five minutes’ walk of somewhere to go fishing. We take a look at some of the best fishing spots near you and offer some advice on how to enjoy them year round.

Best climbing crags in Britain

Britain is home to over 47,000 rock climbing routes that are free to use, from dramatic sea cliffs in Cornwall to the rugged mountains in Snowdonia. Bethany, from the OS Team, shares her best climbing crags in Britain for you to enjoy and explains how to find crags near you.

10 best YHA walks

We’ve teamed up with the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) to bring you a selection of short walks from popular YHA locations across the nation. Not only do these routes make beautiful walks but the hostels make the perfect pitstop to refresh and refuel.

5 of the best places to walk and swim

​What could be better than walking to your favourite wild swimming spot, taking a refreshing dip and drying off on your walk back. This new fitness craze will see you exploring new places while staying fit and healthy throughout the summer. Here are some of our favourite wild swim walks.