Best beaches in Cornwall

10 best beaches you need to visit in Cornwall and Devon

Cornwall and Devon are home to some of the best beaches in the world. If you are heading down to the South West this summer, here are A-Z’s top 10 must visit beaches in Cornwall and Devon. Don’t forget your Devon, Cornwall & West Somerset A-Z Visitors’ Atlas. With its detailed visitor road maps covering the whole of Devon and Cornwall and part …






London Marathon 2017

Over 50,000 runners of all abilities have been accepted to take part in the world’s biggest marathon event! What is the London Marathon?  The London Marathon has been a spring staple since 1981, making 2017 race number 37. The London Marathon route stretches 26.2 miles from Greenwich to The Mall. Almost 40,000 people took part and ran the 2016 London Marathon. …






Happy Easter from A-Z Maps!

The Easter weekend is only around the corner now so why not make the most of it with an outdoor adventure? It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the longer days and improving weather. We hope you all have a well-deserved break and manage to get outside and explore our beautiful countryside. We have complied a list of exciting …






New A-Z National Trail maps

A-Z Maps has been chosen as the official mapping partner to produce maps for the National Trails of England and Wales. There are 16 long distance paths that have been designated as official National Trails, covering some of the most stunning parts of the country. The official National Trail maps will be produced using the iconic OS 1:25,000 mapping data, …






Valentine’s Day: 6 Romantic Walks

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we have compiled a list of some of the most romantic walks you can find located all across the UK. Why not do something a bit different with your other half this year and explore the great outdoors? Just because Valentine’s falls on a Tuesday this year doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate at …






Winter Walking Tips

Put down the remote, force yourself out of that comfy chair and resist the urge to finish off that Christmas biscuits selection box, this is the perfect time of year to stretch those legs and head out on a winter walk. Yes, walking this time of year may seem a little counter intuitive and the thought of a hot chocolate …






A-Z Maps chosen as Official Mapping Partner for National Trails

We are delighted to have been chosen as the official mapping partner by Walk Unlimited to produce maps for the National Trails of England and Wales. There are 16 long distance paths that have been designated as official National Trails across England and Wales. A number of official maps will be released during 2017 with the aim of mapping all …






Walk 1000 Miles in 2017 challenge

Here at A-Z we love a challenge… especially a walking challenge! As many of you already know, in 2016, four of our intrepid team members bravely took on the Bournemouth Marathon, and completed it (some more successfully than others!). But now the New Year is here and we need a new challenge. Ideally, we were looking for a challenge that …






Christmas Events in London

The festive season is now upon us and it wouldn’t be the same without a visit to London. The city brings a range of attractions, from Christmas shows to festive markets – there is something for all the family & age ranges! London’s streets are beautifully decorated with Christmas lights and the shops are full of perfect gifts for all. Christmas markets and stalls …