MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and all the other OS Explorer maps include a code for downloading after purchase the digital version onto your smartphone or tablet for viewing on the OS smartphone app.
OS EXPLORER SERIES: to see the list of all the titles in the OS Explorer series, both paper and waterproof versions, please click on the series link. The Explorer series, Ordnance Survey’s most detailed maps recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities, provides topographic coverage of Great Britain at 1:25,000 on GPS compatible maps with hiking trails, cycling routes and extensive tourist information. Each printed map is available either on paper or as a waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active Map, as indicated in its title. Britain’s National Parks and other areas of particular tourist interest are presented on often double-sided OL (Outdoor Leisure) maps, whilst most standard format Explorers cover an area of 30 x 20km (approx. 19 x 12 miles).
All three versions (paper, waterproof and digital) are the same and provide plenty of recreational and tourist information, indicating the traditional public right of way paths (except in Scotland where different laws apply), including bridleways and byways. National Trails and other long-distance paths are marked, as well as permissive footpaths or bridleways and on-road or traffic-free cycle routes with, where appropriate, their National/Regional Cycle Network numbers. Boundaries of access land are clearly marked. A wide range of symbols provides additional tourist information, highlighting camping and caravanning sites, information offices and visitors’ centres, parking and picnicking places, country pubs, sport and recreational facilities including cycle hire locations and mountain biking trails, historic buildings and museums, etc.
Exceptionally clear presentation of the landscape is provided by contours at 5m or in the uplands at 10m intervals, with additional spot heights plus colouring and/or graphics for different types of woodlands, orchards, heath, marshland, scree or boulders, and other topographic features. For GPS users the maps have British National Grid lines at 1km intervals, with latitude and longitude given by margin ticks at 1′. Clearly laid out map legend includes French and German translations for the tourist information symbols.