Reading the Landscape: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Achieve a level of outdoor awareness that will enable you to understand the landscape around you. Tristan Gooley shows how it is possible to sense direction from stars and plants, forecast weather from woodland sounds and predict the next action of an animal from its body language – instantly. Mary-Ann Ochota shares her archaeological expertise to reveal the historic features you can spot in the countryside around you – from Bronze Age burial mounds to turnpiked toll roads. Read More Reading the Landscape: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Our Top 5 Ordnance Survey Maps of 2017

As it is National Map Reading Week, we thought we would take a look at our top 5 bestselling Ordnance Survey Maps of 2017 so far to see where you are all enjoying the great outdoors.
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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