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.

See some guides below on finding inspiration and ideas to get outside. And if you’re ready to get going, check out OS Maps app and the Ordnance Survey website to discover local routes, plan your own adventures and find a range of tools to help you get the most of your time outside.


Explore our accessibility friendly resources below.

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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Ramblers wellbeing walks – by Ramblers

Over 50,000 walks taking place all over the country to help improve the nations health and happiness. Here are some of the best Wellbeing Walks for you to join or try in your own time.

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How to get into cycling – by British Cycling

Whether you want to cycle more, rekindle your love for your bike or try it for the first time, British Cycling explain how you can get into cycling and get the most from your bike on a budget.

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Nations favourite places

Discover the nation’s favourites outdoor spots and visit somewhere new!

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Best short walks across Britain

Discover Britain’s 10 best short walks for a great day out. Featured in the OS Short Walks Made Easy guidebooks, each walk provides key information like where to park, where to eat and what to see on route.

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Outstanding circular walks

Discover Britain’s 10 best circular walks from the OS Pathfinder Guides. Each walk provides key information like where to park and what to see on route.

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Largest parks in Britain

Whether you seek nature, history, a place to play or just a moment of quiet, parks have something extraordinary to offer. Here are the top 100 largest parks in Britain.


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Walks for all types of weather

The Met Office team share their favourite walking and running routes across the UK and tells us how they differ across the seasons. Find walks for different weather conditions from the weather experts.


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Shaun the Sheep walks

Shaun the Sheep is the champion of Natural England’s Countryside Code. Shaun shares some of his favourite short walks suitable for the whole family.


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Hill walking safety for beginners

OS Champion Phillipa Cherryson spends a day with the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team for some pointers on hill walking safety for beginners.

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Explore OS Guides

Find expert advice and inspiring articles to help you get outside more often. Filter guides by location and interest or search by keyword.

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