Jigsaw Pieces

National Jigsaw Day 2017

It’s National Jigsaw Day again so we’ve put together a quick online jigsaw puzzle for you to have a go at. It’s just for fun, but can you beat our time of 58 seconds? For those of you that found it too easy, take a look at our more difficult A-Z London Historical map jigsaw on Jigsaw Planet: 70 Not …

World Teachers Day A-Z educational map

World Teachers’ Day – Win a map

It’s World Teachers’ Day on 5th October and to mark the huge contributions that teachers make to education and children’s development, we’re giving you the chance to win a map for the school of your choice. You can win one of our fun Great Britain Map of… maps worth £25 for your child’s school, the school where you work or …

Win a Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way Adventure Atlas

We have recently released an A-Z Adventure Atlas of the Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way. The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors. Together, the Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way form a 93 mile (150 km) National Trail across west Norfolk …

England Coast Path Map Reading Skills

Developing map reading skills when out walking

No one is born with map reading skills, it is something that is learnt and built-on with use. Of course, there is a big difference in the level of ability required when comparing a low-level walk in good weather along waymarked paths and high-level navigation across difficult terrain in poor weather. However, what is common to both is making sure …

10 things you need to see on the Kent section of the England Coast Path

If our previous blog, Footpaths, Beaches, White cliffs and Viking Ships – a day on the Kent coastline exploring the England Coast Path has inspired you to walk this section of the England Coast Path (and why wouldn’t it!), here are 10 of our favourite things you need to see along the way: Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map: Dungeness Old Lighthouse …

National Parks Week 2017

There are a total of 15 national parks dotted across Great Britain. 10 in England, 2 in Scotland and 3 in Wales. All of which boast stunning and diverse scenic splendour. These immensely beautiful areas conserve the wildlife and cultural heritage of a region and being the so-called ‘breathing spaces’ of Britain, it is hardly surprising these parks collectively attract …

Walking the England Coast Path

The England Coast Path is a new walking route that will follow the entire coast of England. It’s going to be the longest waymarked coast path in the world. It will be around 2,795 miles in length when it is complete. The England Coast Path is opening gradually in sections, some are already open and others will be open in the next …

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 …