Ordnance Survey is Great Britain's national mapping agency, constantly at work, surveying and making up to 10,000 changes every day...
Ordnance Survey is Great Britain's national mapping agency, constantly at work, surveying and making up to 10,000 changes every day to their records. After centuries of mapping the organisation has gone under different names and had different duties but the goal has always been the same: to let you explore the country with confidence.
One of the largest producers of maps, Ordnance Survey (OS) were officially set up in 1971. Whilst planning defences to repel any invasion, the Government realised the South Coast of England needed to be accurately mapped. This led to the setting up of the OS mapping databank that is now filled with 460 individual features. Today OS is a dynamic, self-financing, £120 million a year civilian organisation.
Simply Hike has chosen the most popular maps of open access land that must be seen: from the Brecon Beacons to the New Forest. An Ordnance Survey map is essential for planning a hiking holiday or day hike even if you carry a GPS. And we have chosen a few maps close to where we are for the local customers, including our home town of Faversham and coastal towns like Folkestone.
Committed to providing customers with the most accurate and reliable content, they explore ever changing environments with new technology and passion. Grab a map and head out to Britain's most loved destinations for the most stunning views this island has to offer.