What Is and Isn’t Shown on A-Z Maps

Have you ever noticed that your A-Z street map shows public toilets, speed cameras, postcode districts, and even house numbers on main roads? On the other hand, have you ever wondered why your A-Z doesn’t show height contours, roadworks or the outlines of pavements? You could probably think of a few more things that you would personally find useful. This …

Yorkshire Three Peaks | Yorkshire Dales Map

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a place of outstanding natural beauty. It is home to sublimely scenic valleys, remote rolling hills, and some interesting geology, including limestone pavement and large cave systems. The variety of landscapes makes it excellent walking country. The highest points in the Yorkshire Dales are three millstone grit-capped peaks, rising to around 700 metres. The …

Guess the National Park Competition

It’s competition time! We’re giving you a chance to win an Adventure Atlas. A-Z Adventure Atlases have the accuracy and quality of OS Explorer mapping and are indexed within a single book, making them the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore this beautiful landscape. To win, you need to guess the National Park …

The Broads

The Broads is a vast network of waterways in Norfolk and Suffolk, formed from seven connected rivers. The broads themselves are lakes formed from flooded medieval peat diggings, and are often found alongside the rivers. A national park covers 303 square kilometres, making it Britain’s largest protected wetland. The waterways and fens are home to an abundance of wildlife, including …

Short New Year walks in the Lake District

Taking one of these short New Year walks in the Lake District area is a great response to over-indulgence during the festive season. Escape the confines of town or city, and find time to contemplate those New Year’s resolutions in the crisp, fresh air and wide open spaces (even if you do end up over-indulging in cosy inns…). Here are our …

Four great walks along the South West Coast Path

Few places in the UK can compete with the South West Coast path for breathtaking scenery. This world-renowned 630-mile coastal trail with stunning views, takes in rich wildlife habitats, geological preserves, national heritage attractions, pretty towns and villages, guaranteeing you a memorable experience. Whether you are looking for a pleasant picnic site or a chance to stretch your legs, the …