OS Walking Resources

Here are some helpful tools from Ordnance Survey (OS Maps) to help you get off on the right foot!

Whether you’re new to hillwalking, rambling or hiking and looking for some ideas and tips to get started, or a seasoned explorer hoping to broaden your horizons, OS Maps have everything you need to start your next adventure.

How to start walking - top tips for beginners

Walking is one of the simplest yet effective ways to get fit and healthy outside. But getting started is often the hardest part. Emma Yoxall shares how she got into walking and gives us 5 tips for beginners to get you started.

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What to take walking

There’s a fine line between having the right equipment to keep you safe and comfortable on a walk and being so weighed down with unnecessary kit you’ll struggle. Our hiking checklist will help you get kitted out with essential gear for a long day on the trail and tell you what to take on a walk.

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How to find easy walking and cycling routes using dismantled railway lines

If you prefer traffic-free cycling routes, need a footpath that’s stile-free so you can walk with a pram or are looking for a route suitable for a wheelchair, former railway lines can be the ideal solution.

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10 best UK hill walks for beginners

Despite a reputation for rainy weather and small mountains, the UK is an excellent place for hill walking. It has many National Parks and protected areas where nature is preserved and worth a visit. So here’s 10 of the best UK hill walks for beginners to take in the beautiful landscapes.

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Best stile-free walks in Britain

We asked our friends at Access TOG and Access The Dales to share their favourite stile-free walks. Whether you’re a wheelchair user, a family with a buggy or recovering from an injury, these accessible routes make it easier to enjoy the great outdoors. Here are the best stile-free walks in Britain.

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Sensory walks

Sight, sound, smell, and touch. Our senses help connect us to the world around us, but have you ever considered how you could weave them into your time outdoors?

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Planning a long distance walk

There’s nothing more exciting than heading out the door on an adventure, especially walking a long-distance path. Here’s everything you need to know to walk one of Britain’s National or Regional trails or, plan your own multi-day route.

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The Best Long-Distance Walks In The UK | 8 Backpacking Trails

Whether it’s England, Scotland or Wales, there are long distance trails galore here in Great Britain, not just the well-known national trails, but loads of other lesser and little-know ones as well.

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10 epic mountains to climb

OS GetOutside Champion James Forrest outlines 10 of his favourite mountains across England and Wales.

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