Country Walking Routes How-tos & FAQs

HOW TO DOWNLOAD A ROUTE

on your DESKTOP 

  1. Click the route you want from the list on the current issue routes page.
  2. You’ll transfer to the OS Maps website. It will ask you to login or register. 
  3. First time user? Register for Premium membership using the unique 12-digit code on the cover sheet that came with your magazine. (When you enter the code, the cost will drop to £0.)
  4. When you’re registered, OS Maps will open the route you want.
  5. Follow the instructions to download the route to your computer or GPS. Or to print it, just click ‘print’.
  6. Off you go!

HOW TO DOWNLOAD A ROUTE

USING YOUR PHONE or tablet

  1. Tap the route you want.
  2. You’ll be invited to open the route in the OS Maps app. Tap ‘yes’.
  3. The app should download to your phone automatically.
  4. The app will ask you to login or register.
  5. First time user? Register for Premium membership using the unique XX-digit code on the cover sheet that came with your magazine. (When you enter the code, the cost will drop to £0.)
  6. When you’re registered, OS Maps will open the route.
  7. The route is now saved to your phone. Once you’re at the start, find it under ‘My Routes’, click ‘Follow’, and off you go!

getting familiar with OS Maps online

how do i find out my subscriber number?

Your 12-figure subscriber number is necessary to generate the code that gives access to your OS Maps premium account access. You can find it above the address on the sheet of paper that comes through the letterbox with your magazine. Alternatively, you can find it on the confirmation email you received when you took out your subscription, or by calling this number: 01858 438 884.