The Ordnance Survey is encouraging everyone to celebrate National #GetOutsideDay on Sunday September 24th by sharing the places in the great outdoors that are most precious to them.
The aim of #GetOutside Day is to inspire the nation to experience and enjoy the mental, social, and wellbeing benefits that spending time in nature offers. And by sharing your own precious place – which could be anything from a summit sunrise spot to a peaceful local park bench – you can help encourage others to find their own.
The Ordnance Survey will then collate all of the information on a new national map at getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk so everyone can discover new precious places all over Britain.
How to share your own precious place
Step 1: Head over to OS Maps and right-click on your precious place to get a location pin. Or if you're using the OS Maps app, press down on the screen.
Step 2: Copy the pin URL or press 'share' and copy the link.
Step 3: Share some more details about your precious place using the form on THIS PAGE.
What is #GetOutside?
Get Outside is a long-running campaign from the Ordnance Survey that encourages people to do more in the British outdoors. Whether that's taking a stroll along your local river or planning a backpacking trek on a long-distance trail, you'll find tips and inspiration for how to do it on the official #GetOutside website.
You'll also find detailed route guides from partners such as Trail and Country Walking magazines, advice from a wide range of #GetOutside champions, plus practical guides on things like navigation and map reading. You can also download the free #GetOutside app to keep regularly updated on new routes, events, and ways to get outdoors more regularly whether you're a walker, runner, cyclist, or wild camper.
Explore more with OS Maps
Plus, if you subscribe to either magazine you’ll get 50% OFF an entire year of the Ordnance Survey’s award-winning digital mapping and navigational service. Read on for details of what you get with an OS Maps subscription, and CLICK HERE for details on how to claim your half-price offer.
DETAILED ROUTE GUIDES: There are hundreds of thousands of ready-made routes in OS Maps, including every hillwalking route guide we’ve printed in Trail magazine for the past 10 years.
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