How many hours do we spend poring over maps? Planning an expedition or a gentle walk, visualising mountains hills and rivers. Brown lines speak to us of unexplored hills and mountains, blue lines of rivers and waterfalls.
Ordnance Survey as the name suggests was founded for military mapping, but now the 1:50,000 landranger series and expecially the 1:25,000 Explorer and Outdoor Leisure maps are geared for our leisure, with paths and pubs, cycle trails, byways, and permissive paths mapped for our pleasure.
Maps open the door to adventures of all kinds and every UK adventurers bookcase proudly displays a shelf or two of Ordnance Survey Orange and Red map spines, with memories of past trips and future plans pencilled in.