Ordnance Survey offers weatherproof passport to town and country this Christmas
Ordnance Survey is offering a passport to town and country – no matter how bad the weather this festive season – with a weatherproof series of its most distinctive series of maps.
One of Britain’s best-loved leisure companions, the OS Landranger Map, is the ideal tool for planning trips out. And, just in time for Christmas, Ordnance Survey is publishing 25 highly durable versions of the series’ most popular titles.
Called OS Landranger Map – Active, the new series keeps the familiar scale of 1:50,000 (1¼ inches to 1 mile or 2 cm to 1 km). And each map covers an area of 40 km by 40 km – allowing visitors to explore a whole area in and around their base.
Thanks to an enhanced finishing process, the alternative maps have a lightweight protective plastic coating that can be written on to highlight favourite routes. The tougher, more versatile versions offer more choice for active map users – or those planning trips regardless of the weather.
“These maps are durable, weatherproof versions of an already much-loved series,” says Ordnance Survey’s Deborah Cable. “If there is one thing we just cannot predict, it’s the great British weather. So, when it’s safe to venture out, we’ve come up with a way for people to not only plan trips but to keep their map with them outdoors – without fear of it getting ruined by rain, sleet or even snow.
“They make the perfect stocking-filler for anyone who likes to take trips or holidays in Britain. Major and primary roads are highlighted – as well as symbols to help people get the most out of the area they’re travelling around.”
In addition to roads, the maps feature major tourist attractions, such as theme parks and smaller holiday parks and villages, gardens open to the public, walks and trails, nature reserves, visitor centres and sports stadiums open for people to tour.
At £12.99 each, titles from the OS Landranger Map – Active series can be ordered online at www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/snow
Alternatively, the maps are available from Ordnance Survey Mapping and Data Centres or bookshops.
Notes for editors
Titles available in the OS Landranger Map - Active series are:
23 North Skye, Dunvegan & Portree
32 South Skye & Cuillin Hills
49 Oban & East Mull
50 Glen Orchy & Loch Etive
56 Loch Lomond & Inveraray
57 Stirling & The Trossachs
89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water
90 Penrith, Keswick & Ambleside
96 Barrow-in-Furness & South Lakeland
97 Kendal, Morecambe, Windermere & Lancaster
98 Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale
110 Sheffield, Huddersfield, Glossop & Holmfirth
115 Snowdon & Caernarfon
119 Buxton, Matlock, Bakewell & Dove Dale
124 Porthmadog & Dolgellau
160 Brecon Beacons
161 The Black Mountains
200 Newquay, Bodmin, Camelford & St Austell
201 Plymouth, Launceston, Tavistock & Looe
202 Torbay, South Dartmoor, Totnes & Salcombe
203 Land’s End, Isles of Scilly, St Ives & Lizard Point
204 Truro, Falmouth & Roseland Peninsula
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