another hill on the South Downs Way

South Downs Way Weekend Walk: Lewes to Eastbourne

We’ve recently returned from a wonderful weekend walking a section of South Downs Way with cosy hotel breaks in the historic and attractive towns of Lewes and Alfriston. Lewes Ably abetted by the UK National Trails planning tools and the A-Z Adventure Series atlas for the area, we started by leaving the car for the weekend at Lewes railway station. …

Beautiful Powys

20 things you didn’t know about Glyndŵr’s Way

Glyndŵr’s Way, in Powys is one of the lesser known 15 National Trails of England and Wales. However, you should not underestimate the beautiful and varied scenery of this trail. The Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail offers a variety of options for visitors and locals alike. Experienced walkers may want to complete a rewarding multi day hike covering the whole Glyndŵr’s …

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 …

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 …