Clear signposts on the North Down Way

North Downs Way 40 Year Anniversary

This year, the North Downs Way celebrates its’ 40th anniversary. One of the most popular National Trails running across south east England, the North Downs Way is a recent incarnation of a route with a long history. Origins of the North Downs Way The M25 of its day, the busy medieval pilgrimage route known as the Pilgrim’s Way still runs …

Agglestone Rock and Studland walk

This stunning walk to Agglestone Rock is a relatively easy 11 km (7 mile) circular route which can be enjoyed throughout the year. There are glorious views of Poole Harbour and Studland Bay as you walk across heathland and back via the sandy Studland beach. The small village of Studland and several cafes near the beach provide plenty of opportunities …

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 …