Ordnance Survey Maps – How to discover routes to walk and hike – Part 1

I have been using both the Ordnance Survey Maps and Ordnance Survey Online App for a while now to manage any walk, hike or bike adventure.

The digital platforms provided by Ordnance Survey Maps, online and mobile, are a much welcomed addition to their already established and vast array of hardcopy paper maps which I’ve been enjoying for many years.

In this video, I help you uncover the basic interface of the Online App and how to Discover Routes that have been created by others.

In Part 2, I will dive deeper into How to Create Custom Routes.


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Inside look…

  • An overview of the OS online service

  • How to discover routes

  • Hiking and biking routes

  • Best use of available tools

  • Using the fly-by facility

  • Understanding the widgets and more

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Basic packing list…

  • Cash / Credit Card

  • Spare change in coins

  • Pen / Notebook (if you like to take notes)

  • Camera / Phone (great picture opportunities)

  • Layered clothing (stay away from cotton in winter)

  • Spare change of clothes (in winter & in case they get wet!)

  • Or bring waterproof jacket / trouser

  • Change of shoes (don’t want a muddy car!)

  • Sunglasses

  • Bottle of water or hydration pack (must keep hydrated)

  • Picnic / Food / Snacks

  • A day pack to carry everything (or hydration pack)

  • Bring the dog and the family too!