The shortlists for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards have been announced and contain an eclectic mix of writing from around the globe. This year we have introduced a new award Travel Memoir of the Year. Here are the full shortlists: Read More The 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards Shortlist
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
On 8th July, the Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We thought we would celebrate by looking at some of our favourite maps, books and guides from the region. Read More Show some love for the Lake District
Bridges are amazing. They get you from one side to another and keep your feet dry. At Stanfords we’ve spent many a lunch break weighing up the merits of a footbridge against those of a toll. So after much deliberation, allow us to present our favourite British bridges and where to find them.
By Greg Cotton Read More Our 7 Favourite Bridges in Great Britain
Easter Island (also known as Rapa Nui and Isla de Pascua) is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The nearest continental land mass is over 3,700 kilometres away.
The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen landed on the Island on Easter Sunday in 1722 and gave it its European name. Read More Happy Easter Island
We’ve gained a whole extra hour of daylight and are thinking of retiring our coats in favour of jackets. To celebrate this sudden turn of events we have a 3 for £20 offer on all Ordnance Survey walking paper maps so you can spend as much time as possible outdoors as possible. Read More OS Walking Map Offer
Yes, it’s National Map Reading Week, but in between reacquainting ourselves with how to use a compass and such, we like to relax with a little colouring in – why not join us and download two maps to colour in yourself? Read More National Map Reading Week – get colouring!
It’s National Map Reading Week, which is basically Christmas for us here at Stanfords. Read More Mappy Monday- The Great British Colouring Map
It’s the August bank holiday, or as it’s know in West London; Carnival time. If you weren’t aware of this and thought you’d go down to Portobello Road and casually peruse the stalls, you’re in for a shock. Read More Mappy Monday- Notting Hill