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The Ridgeway

The Ridgeway National Trail is a historic footpath that stretches for 87 miles (139km) across southern England, from the World Heritage Site of Avebury in Wiltshire to the ancient hill fort of Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. Discover our favourite historic spots along the route, plus key information to help you walk it.

Isle of Wight Coastal Path

The Isle of Wight Coastal Path is a 70-mile waymarked walk which goes around the whole island. It hugs much of the coastline and can easily be split into shorter sections. Helen from the OS Team shares her experience of running the route in a day.

Top secret wild swimming spots near London

Daniel Start, author of the Wild Guide to London and the South East, reveals his top 6 favourite secret places to go wild swimming near the capital. From the jade pools of the Chelmer, to rope swings on the Great Ouse, remote riverside pubs on the Ouse to smuggler caves in Kent, we have your next London escape sorted.

Interesting facts about Blenheim Palace

Here are 20 interesting facts about Blenheim Palace you may not have known. Learn more about the palace and what to do there with this guide and make the most of your visit.

Cycling King Alfred's Way

The King Alfred’s Way is a 350km circular off-road cycling route that will take you back in time. Combining beautiful rural scenery with some of Britain’s most iconic historic sites and four National Trails this ride makes a great bikepacking adventure.

Short walks in Hampshire

Squeezing a short walk into our busy lives can seem like an impossible task but with a little planning, it’s more than doable. Here are five tips to help you incorporate a peaceful stroll into your day plus our favourite short walks in Hampshire for you to enjoy too.

Up the Downs and Down the Ups on the Isle of Wight

This route was added to OS Maps last year by Country Walking magazine. With a free weekend, Jonathan and partner headed off on the ferry to give it a try.

Three walks in West Wight

GetOutside Champion Debs Butler regularly visits her parents on the Isle of Wight, exploring by foot or bike. Here's her top 3 walks on the west of the island.

Guy Ilott

Meet Guy Ilott - Keen ultra trail runner passionate about getting outside, challenging mindsets and mental health awareness.

Simon Harmer

Meet Simon Harmer - Coffee & Cake Loving Open Water Swimmer