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Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

GPS pressure leads Ordnance Survey to ponder map co-ordinates change

Britain’s national mapping agency is considering abandoning a system of co-ordinates on its maps first devised more than 180 years ago.

Hill sleuth Myrddyn goes in search of the 'missing' Berwyn mountain

Amateur hill surveyor Myrddyn Phillips finally nails the height of a peak that was overlooked by OS until walkers stumbled across it 25 years ago.

Ordnance Survey denies report of end of paper maps for Great Britain

Britain’s national mapping agency said claims in a newspaper report that it was to end routine production of paper maps across the whole of Great Britain are untrue.

Review: The West Yorkshire Moors by Christopher Goddard

A hand-drawn guidebook for walkers heading for the open access areas of the South Pennines claims to be 'more detailed than Wainwright'.

Eastern turn for compasses for first time in 200 years as North shifts

Walkers in the far South-West of England are experiencing a phenomenon not seen for more than 200 years.

Hill sleuths demote munro top as Knight's Peak falls six inches short

Three hill sleuths tackled their hardest mountaineering task ever to cut a peak down to size. Amateur surveyors Graham Jackson, John Barnard and My...

Holiday co-op members help GO Outdoors bust round-the-world target

Members of a walking-holiday co-operative helped complete a round-the-world challenge. Outdoor retailer GO Outdoors set the target to Britain’s w...

Minister announces plans to make Ordnance Survey a government-owned company

A minister has announced plans to turn Britain’s national mapping agency into a government-owned company.

Hill sleuths attempt to get to bottom of confusion on Snowdon's height

A survey reveals Snowdon's height will remain the same, but at the same time thousands of walkers will climb an extra metre.

Ordnance Survey marks Wainwright's Pennine Journey on new maps

A long-distance trail based on a pre-war work by Alfred Wainwright has now appeared on the latest Ordnance Survey maps.

'Mountaineer's mountain' Blencathra up for sale, with £2.1m price tag

Alfred Wainwright called it a ‘mountaineer’s mountain; one of the grandest objects in Lakeland’.

Ordnance Survey free smartphone app will help walkers in a fix

Britain’s national mapping agency has launched a free smartphone app to provide navigationally challenged walkers with their location.

North York Moors national park stalwart Derek Statham dies, aged 76

A former national park officer who was instrumental in shaping today’s North York Moors has died. Derek Statham, who held the post for 20 years, ...

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

GO Outdoors walkers' mammoth effort raises £10,000 for mountain rescue

A mammoth effort by customers of Britain’s biggest outdoor retailer has raised £10,000 for mountain rescuers.

Pen-y-ghent from Foxup

For anyone fancying a longer walk up Pen-y-ghent, this 10-mile stroll from the end of Littondale provides a different approach to one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks.

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