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Safety
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Summer safety in the mountains

17/07/2023 15 mins read

Ordnance Survey, Mountain Rescue England and Wales and the Met Office join forces to offer some great advice on summer safety in the mountains.

Places to go
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10 best lochs in Scotland you must visit

28/06/2023 Scotland 10 mins read

From the island-rich Loch Maree and the secluded beaches of Loch Morar, OS Champion, Lisa Drewe, reveals her 10 best lochs in Scotland you must visit.

Walking
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Best self-guided day walks for holidays in the UK

16/06/2023 10 mins read

The YHA showcase 10 of the best self-guided walks from their hostels, perfect for holidays in the UK. Each circular walk makes a great day out and can be followed using OS Maps.

Gear guides
Which compass is best for me?

14/06/2023 5 mins read

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.

Running
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Long distance trail running: training tips

07/06/2023 10 mins read

Prepare to take on the epic 13 Valley’s Ultra or any long distance trail running race with our tips on mileage, terrain, hydration, nutrition, strength, kit, navigation, and final preparation.

Places to go
Areas of Natural Beauty

31/05/2023 All of Great Britain 10 mins read

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.

Gear guides
10 outstanding circular walks

26/05/2023 All of Great Britain 10 mins read

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.

Walking
Ramblers walks: top routes across Britain

22/05/2023 All of Great Britain 10 mins read

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.

Places to go
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The Ridgeway

05/05/2023 South East 10 mins read

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.

Swimming
Top secret waterfalls in Scotland for wild swimming

04/05/2023 Scotland 10 mins read

Kimberley Grant, author of Wild Guide Scotland, reveals her top 5 favourite hidden waterfalls in Scotland for wild swimming. From the deep pool at Feshiebridge to the river at Glen Etive, we have your next trip to the Scotland covered.

Running
Every Run Counts

28/04/2023 10 mins read

Every Run Counts rewards all exercise in the great outdoors no matter how big or small. Co-founder, Jeff Hunt, explains how the platform can help you stay motivated and improve your wellbeing.

Cycling
Great British Gravel Rides

25/04/2023 10 mins read

Author of Great British Gravel Rides, Markus Stitz, introduces three of Britain’s most iconic gravel riders and shares their favourite routes for you to enjoy.

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