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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Three of the Best Yorkshire Walks

The historic county of Yorkshire packs in some fantastic and varied walking country. The A-Z Adventure Atlases now map some of the finest walking areas in Yorkshire, with map books covering the Yorkshire Dales South, the North York Moors East and West, the Peak District’s Dark Peak, the Pennine Way South and the Coast to Coast Walk. This week, we’ve …