National GetOutside Day Recommended Reading

Sunday 30th September 2018 is the first ever National GetOutside Day.
Organised by Ordnance Survey with the aim of getting 1 million people active outdoors across the UK , it sees a huge range of events taking place across the country in a bid to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often. You can join an event near you, or create your own adventure outside with family and friends.

Ben Fogle, GetOutside Champion, broadcaster, traveller and adventurer said, “We want to get everyone moving and people should spend more time outside. You’ll feel better for it. When I’m outside I smile more, and it’s the one place that’s repeatedly proven to be good for both body and mind.”

To help you get inspired ahead of the big day, we’ve put together a list of recommended reads by Ordnance Survey’s very own GetOutside Champions. Read More National GetOutside Day Recommended Reading

Stanfords Staff Selects: Books About Running

Feeling inspired by all those marathon runners? We’ve chosen some of our favourite books about running so you can put your feet up and have a marathon reading session. Read More Stanfords Staff Selects: Books About Running

5 reasons why small hills are better than big mountains by Phoebe Smith

As Phoebe Smith’s new book comes out celebrating Britain’s little pint-size peaks, she tells us why sometimes when hiking, it’s all about the little things… Read More 5 reasons why small hills are better than big mountains by Phoebe Smith

Get outdoors with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Now is the perfect time to see Britain in bloom and the world around us being reborn. Discovering Britain, the Society’s series of geographically-themed walks, trails and viewpoints, includes plenty of routes that show off the best of the season.

This month, why not try one of the following Discovering Britain walks: Read More Get outdoors with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Three minutes through the History of Britain by Mary-Ann Ochota

Mary-Ann Ochota, the author of Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape tells us the history behind some things we might see while out exploring:

Most people have had the experience – peering out of a train or car window, walking across a field, or gazing at a hillside – of seeing something manmade and possibly ancient, but not knowing what it is they’re looking at. Read More Three minutes through the History of Britain by Mary-Ann Ochota

5 Reasons Wild Camping is better than staying in a campsite By Phoebe Smith

At the Stanfords Travel Writers Festival, Phoebe Smith featured on an expert panel sharing travellers’ wisdom and offering advise on safe travel (listen to the podcast here).  Phoebe’s writing and personal experiences have her firmly established as the oracle of wild camping so you’ve probably heard her on the radio recently defending it as two national parks have introduced by-laws restricting camping .

We are so happy that she has written this blog post for us. Phoebe, over to you: Read More 5 Reasons Wild Camping is better than staying in a campsite By Phoebe Smith

In pictures: Ordnance Survey celebrates 80 years of the trig pillar

Ordnance Survey are celebrating the trig pillar’s 80th birthday by asking you to share pictures of the trig pillars you’ve seen while out and about using the hashtag #TrigPillar80 on Twitter and Instagram. Read More In pictures: Ordnance Survey celebrates 80 years of the trig pillar