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London to Paris 24 Hour Sportive - Stage One, England

What did you do for the Bank Holiday weekend? I joined 49 other cyclists for the adventure of a lifetime by cycling from London to Paris in just 24 hours, just over five years to the day after my heart attack and raising funds for the… 760 more words


The Goring Gap

Opening curtains to the morning sun mum exclaims “it’s so far down!” She has a remarkable capacity to see the world anew, including how sheer the drop is from bedroom window to garden below. 233 more words

80th Anniversary of Triangulation Pillars

Perhaps only if you can remember learning about Ordinance Survey maps at school, are a keen walker or teach Geography  can you truly get excited about the… 163 more words

Purley woman maps out a year's adventure thanks to OS

A woman from Purley who wants to travel the length of England on a paddleboard has been selected as one of 15 champions of the great outdoors by map-makers the Ordnance Survey for a year-long #GetOutside project. 528 more words


Town Plan of Glasgow - Western Infirmary

By the middle of the 19th century the College on the High Street (soon to be known as the University of Glasgow) found itself in an untenable position. 1,157 more words


Hands Off the Ordnance Survey

Rumours have been circulating for quite a time that George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is proposing to sell off the Ordnance Survey in his Budget. 202 more words

Behind the scenes with Ordnance Survey

It’s a practice that has taken place for over a century, people across Great Britain have grabbed Ordnance Survey (OS) maps, unfolded them and then scanned across the beloved grid squares searching out the familiar symbols we all learnt in school – roads, rivers, woods, churches, youth hostels, trig points, train stations, parking, contour lines etc. 1,902 more words