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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk training – Bournemouth Marathon

As the Bournemouth Marathon became more of a reality for our team, Caroline became concerned that the ‘running a marathon is more of a mental challenge’ mantra was being taken a little too literally by some, in that they were not doing much physical preparation! The scheduled Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk work social weekend provided the perfect opportunity to address this …

Grains Gill Scafell Pike

The A-Z Maps Three Peaks Challenge – Part 2

With the largest of the Three Peaks done, things should be easy now….right? Day Three – Scafell Pike, the second of the three peaks Starting height: 120 metres above sea level Car park grid reference: NY235122 A-Z Map reference: 5C 14 (1D 61) Start time: 6:20am Day 3 started like a typical Lakeland day; wet and misty to start with …

Pyg Track

The A-Z Maps Three Peaks Challenge – Part 1

Most people know The Three Peaks challenge as a 24-hour challenge. We’ve done it and didn’t completely enjoy the whole experience. It’s true that you’re left with a tremendous sense of achievement after completing the nation’s three highest mountains in 24 hours but the time restriction that accompanies the challenge doesn’t allow much free time to enjoy the climbs, views …