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Is there still a place in your backpack for paper maps?

I write this post with some degree of reticence. You see, there’s an unspoken code amongst walkers that you always take a map and compass… 2,565 more words


100 Great Geosites join the Ordnance Survey Online Mapping Tool

Our project to identify 100 Great Geosites in the UK & Ireland took place in 2014, and garnered over 400 nominations from the public. These were whittled down to a list of 100, thanks to a committee of experts and a public vote – you can see the full list… 112 more words


Places Past and Present

Why be ‘against’ drawing contour lines on maps? Tucked deep in the shelves of the Lit and Phil is an 1856 report, or ‘minutes of evidence’, where eminent engineers of the day weigh-in, for and against, the contour line. 233 more words

Get Outside

Get Outside!!  That’s the message I’m shouting.  It just so happens this is also the message of a very special band of people.  Within it, a tribe of 60-strong, energy-bursting, story-telling individuals, wide-eyed excitement brimming and smiles to match.   4,108 more words

The Great Ridge

A walk from Castleton to Mam Tor across the length of The Great Ridge

It’s not very often you get to do a ridge walk as easy to follow as this one that still delivers on views and wonder. 245 more words


Britain's Favourite Walks

You watched it. I watched it. We all watched it.

You didn’t?  What? This has to have been one of the best things on TV so far this year – maybe in a long time (for me). 364 more words


Digimap Resources Now Easy To Find

I hope by now all geographers reading this blog have taken advantage of the ‘Digimap’ service provided by the EDINA national data centre for UK academia. 236 more words