How can you tell if it is going to rain?
The British weather is unpredictable but there are ways that nature can help to give us an indication that the rain is on its way.
National Map Reading Week aims to inspire people of all ages and interests to GetOutside, explore, find adventure and make memories. The simple art of reading a map can open up the landscape, take us off well worn paths and keep us safe – and we’re here to help you learn how!
See maps and routes for all of Great Britain and use 3D and Augmented Reality to visualise your routes and bring the landscape to life with OS Maps, our web and app based mapping system.Sign up for a free trial today
Instil a love of the outdoors that will last a lifetime.Read more
Like to learn what contour lines are? Need the basics of compass use? Like to know how you can measure a distance from a map? Our collection of beginners guides will get you started in no time.Beginners guides
Already got the basics, but want to improve your navigation in difficult terrain, learn how to pinpoint your location when lost or read contours to identify slopes? Check out the advanced guidesAdvanced guides
There's no need to keep staring at your feed in envy when you could be staring at your biggest achievement this week. James Howgego gives us some sound advice on switching our Insta-envy for the real outdoors.