Malham Cove Circular Walk

Try this magical Malham Cove circular walk If you ever find yourself in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with a couple of hours to spare, make sure you take the time to squeeze in this little gem, a Malham Cove circular walk. At only 4 ½ miles (7 km) it’s not huge in distance but it more than …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

National Map Reading Week – Frank’s South Downs Way Adventure…

It’s National Map Reading Week! Ordnance Survey have been publishing some amazing, informative guides to help refresh the populations map reading skills this week. My previous blog explained about my non-existent experiences with paper maps and development of my own map reading skills. So, I now had to demonstrate my new found map reading skills and prove that I could now navigate …

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 …