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How to read a map for walking

Your map will show you where you are and help you plan your route. Reading it is easier than you think!

Why use an ordnance survey map for walking rather than a handheld device?

GPS devices are helpful, but don't depend on it. At least take your map and mapreading skills as well.

Nine things to put in your rucksack

Be prepared! Don't leave home without checking off these nine essential things.

The walking year

A calendar of the most beautiful sights, scents and tastes in the countryside. What to look out for at this time of the year.

Review - weatherproof 'Active Maps'

Ordnance Survey's weatherproof 'Active Maps' cost more than the paper version, is it a good investment?

Do I have the right to roam?

It's a common misconception that we now have the right to roam anywhere we like in the countryside. But the good news is that the country is covered by paths that are open to walkers.

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