Spend more time outdoors this January
Spending more time in the great outdoors is not only beneficial for our bodies but also our minds. Beat those January blues and get out exploring like #GetOutside Champion Tracy Purnell.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with Sustrans to create a brand new FREE layer in the OS Maps Web.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now having to think differently about how we spend our time outdoors. Getting out on your bike is permitted and you can still make use of the National Cycle Network to discover less popular traffic-free cycle paths and quiet on-road routes. Try to avoid places where there may be a lot of people. Planning outings, being aware of the risks and not attempting any activity you are not familiar with will help keep everyone safe.
Please remember to follow Government guidelines when getting outside for exercise. You must always maintain a social distance of 2-metres (6ft) from anyone outside of your household. You should continue to self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
When travelling to outdoor spaces, it is important that we all respect the rules in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and do not travel to different parts of the UK where it would be inconsistent with guidance or regulations issued by the relevant devolved administration.
More information on Government guidelines across the UK can be found here.
That’s 16,575-miles of brand new traffic-free and quiet on road cycling and walking routes to explore.
And we're excited that all of these routes are now hosted in OS Maps for everyone to enjoy!
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle by connecting people and places through its network of walking and cycling routes which span the breadth of the UK, helping promote a happier, healthier lifestyle.
Sustrans staff help maintain the National Cycle Network with over 3200 volunteers and community members. Situated within a mile of over half of every UK citizen, cyclists will love the thousands of miles of traffic-free paths and quiet on road cycling and walking routes are used by millions of people every year, providing spaces for everyone to enjoy.
Whether that’s to relax and unwind with a leisurely stroll or feel the adrenaline on two wheels. A safe place to learn, disconnect and forget.
To make the most of OS Maps, subscribe to a premium account. You’ll be able to access the equivalent of 607 paper Landranger and Explorer maps on your mobile devices as well as premium features such as 3D fly-through, augmented reality and table-top 3D.
Enjoy all leisure mapping, greenspace, aerial and night mapping layers at your fingertips for just £23.99 a year.
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