Here in the OS office, we live and breathe the outdoors. We're a fine blend of enthusiastic cyclists, hikers, runners, climbers and swimmers and we love sharing our passion with you. Here's a collection of our favourite places in Britain.
Lee - East Sussex
"Here’s a 2 day walking challenge, 16.5 miles over 2 days,
staying at Eastbourne overnight. Walking through countryside and along the
south downs way, exploring Beachy Head, Belle Tout, Birling Gap and of course
the Seven Sisters themselves - a series of 7 white cliffs. We were very
lucky that we had two fantastic days of weather (this was in September) which
made the walk really enjoyable – so many great sights see along the way, we
even watched a Spitfire fly along the coast! Lots of wildlife, loads of history
and a few calf aching walks up and down hills."
"The Burbage rocks have to be one of my favourite locations
in the Peak District because of the fantastic gritstone rock formations.
This walk offers you fantastic views across the peaks from Higger Tor and
circles back via impressive Burbage Edge where you will no doubt spot some rock
climbers. We also chose to end our walk in the Fox House which has a
great pub garden with views across the valley. "
"This is a 6 mile/10 km circular route, with absolutely stunning views across the Jurassic Coast. Starting in the car park near Kingston, walking along the SW Coastal Path towards Kimmeridge and back along the ridge.
The walk itself takes 2:30-3 hours, with the opportunity for a coffee/tea and cake stop in Kimmeridge, as well as some ideal picnic spots along the way to admire the views.
Once finished it's a short distance to the Scott Arms Pub, with great food and log fires with a view over Corfe Castle."
"This is a 7.9 mile walk from Lulworth, taking in Durdle door
and Lulworth Cove along the South West Costal Path. Quite steep in places, but
the views over the coast are well worth it. Great family walk, even the kids
were amazed with the views!"
“Can I have a couple? Near where I grew up in Perthshire, Scotland, you could walk
past ruined watermills on the Cateran Trail near Blairgowrie, and pass the famous Cargill's Leap. Nearby was the tranquil Den o’ Alyth, a sheltered wooded valley with great
trails, which was always cooler in summer and warmer in winter, as it sits in a little sheltered valley.”
"The Black Mountains always get forgotten in favour of their neighbours, the Beacons. So, you’ll only see one or two people on this great hidden walk along a stunning ridge. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a paragliding competition!"
“I love this route because it’s properly off the beaten track. It’s unlikely that you’ll even see a single soul. You’ll climb three peaks and get amazing but different views at each summit. Starting north of Broughton Mills you’ll head up 'Great Stickle' before conquering 'Fox Haw' and 'The Knott'. You’ll get a great introduction to some light scrambling to add a little bit of adrenaline to your adventure.”