OS Maps Champions in extraordinary times

Ordnance Survey (OS Maps) has recruited the next wave of OS Maps GetOutside Champions in its long-term mission to help more people to get outside more often. We’re delighted that Debbie North is one of them and supports OS in its mission to help more people to get outside more often.

The GetOutside initiative was founded by OS Maps four years ago to help combat the major decline in the UK’s physical health. The initiative already reaches around six million people each year. However, extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Working with the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA), OS has brought together more than 50 outdoor organisations, brands and retailers from across Europe. For this Europe-wide initiative, OS Maps has rebranded its successful GetOutside content hub as GetOutside Inside.

Alongside GetOutside Champions, experts, athletes and TV stars such as Julia Bradbury, Iwan Thomas, Ben Fogle, Sean Conway and Professor Greg Whyte will contribute to the hub. The variety of content includes a series of lively daily tips, challenges, puzzles, blogs, videos, virtual tours and activities to keep the young and old, and everyone in-between, physically active during these unprecedented times.

OS Leisure MD Nick Giles said, “While the nation is on lockdown, we have an important role to play in keeping people connected to the outdoors, to nature and activity that is good for body and mind. We all need to comply with the Government’s message of only leaving the house if necessary, so to keep those connections with the outdoors and to keep ourselves active in our homes, we must be more creative with what we do.”

At The Outdoor Guide we fully support this key initiative and the sterling contributions of OS Map Champions.

Debbie and some of the other Ordnance Survey Get Outside Champs share their thoughts about where they live …

Debbie catches up with Yvonne Witter -Get Outside Ordnance Survey Champion and chair of The Peak District Mosaic Group …

Debbie catches up with the Glyn Dodwell -Get Outside Ordnance Survey Champion and creator of Walking for the Over 60’s.

Debbie chats with the Hauxwell Family – Kim, Brynn and Faith – The Get Outside Ordnance Survey Champions from the Shetland Isles.

The Ordnance Survey Champions have provided their favourite stile free walks for our National Parks …

There is a difference between a favourite mountain and a favourite mountain day …

TOG’s editor John Traynor interviews Debbie North about her wheel-friendly family walks.

OS Maps are challenging the nation to take part in a world-record step-up challenge, climbing their favourite hills & mountains from their own homes & gardens.

TOG’s Inclusion & Diversity expert, Debbie North, is absolutely thrilled to be an OS Maps Get Outside Champion …

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