Are you a champion of the outdoors?

Do you have what it takes to become an OS #GetOutside champion?

Champions of the future?

Ordnance Survey Champions; Amateur outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life, who are:

  • Passionate and enthusiastic about Britain
  • Love the great outdoors
  • Great at motivating others to get out there and enjoy it too
  • Prolific social media sharers

We have recruited a diverse range of champions who inspire their colleagues, kids, friends, families and communities to get off the sofa and #GetOutside.

Steve Backshall on becoming a champion

OS ambassador and TV presenter, Steve Backshall, says:

“I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world with my job, and Britain is up there as one of the most beautiful and interesting countries to discover and explore. Britain is amazing, and OS is giving people who have a passion for being outside a fantastic chance to share that enthusiasm with others and to get them loving and caring for it, too. There’s no excuse. If you love being outside and wonder why others are not getting outside more too, then as an OS champion you’ll have the opportunity to do something about it.”

Background to the #GetOutside campaign

Ordnance Survey launched the #GetOutside campaign to urge people off the sofa, to ditch the car and to enjoy the outdoors. Nick Giles, Managing Director for Ordnance Survey Leisure, says: “We are in danger of becoming disconnected from our own landscape. The benefits of exercising and getting regular fresh air are already well documented, but more needs to be done to get that message across, which is where our #GetOutside champions come in.

We are interested in hearing from people of all ages and abilities that love the outdoors and believe they can get others to love it, too. Or from people who know someone who would make an inspirational champion. It is our hope that the champions will make a difference to their communities and beyond by helping people reconnect with spending quality time outdoors.”

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