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

19/01/2024 All of Great Britain 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!

Walking
group walking up Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis Summit: Discover the best walking routes to the top

04/01/2024 Scotland 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.

Damflash Reservoir winter
Best Christmas walks

15/12/2023 All of Great Britain 10 mins read

Christmas and New Year offer so many reasons to put on your walking boots and head out into the great outdoors. Whether it’s to breathe in the refreshing winter air or to walk off your Christmas dinner, there’s nothing like a festive stroll. To help you find one near you, here are some of our most popular.

Kick start your New Year with RED January

14/12/2023 5 mins read

Join the nation this January by moving every day, to beat the winter blues away. Whether you run, swim, cycle, or choose your favourite fitness activity, set your goal and make this year your most active yet! Find out how you can join Red January!

Walking
10 best pub walks in Great Britain

01/12/2023 All of Great Britain 10 min read

​There’s nothing better than incorporating a stop at a nearby pub when out on a walk with friends and family. Reward yourself with a refreshing drink or warm up in front of the fire. Here are 10 of the best pub walks across Great Britain.

Portmeirion panorama by Bill Harrison
Improbable Places Quiz

23/11/2023 5 minutes read

Take this quiz, based on the Atlas of Improbable Places book, to discover how much you know about some of the world’s more unusual corners.

Gear guides
Suunto Race and Suunto Wing Review

14/11/2023 10 mins read

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.

Gear guides
Outdoor lovers christmas
Best Christmas gifts for outdoor lovers

03/11/2023 10 mins read

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.

Gear guides
Man hiking in the mountains wearing autumn gear
Gearing up for autumn walking - head to toe guide

26/10/2023 10 minutes read

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.

Safety
Staying safe in the dark

25/10/2023 10 mins read

As the days get shorter it's important to take extra precautions when getting outside. Mountain Rescue share their expert advice for staying safe in the dark.

Family activities
Mappy Christmas Crafts

20/10/2023 5 mins read

The countdown is on for Christmas! So get crafty with your old paper maps with these 10 festive ideas on how to repurpose them.

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