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This month we meet Oshian Parris, Strategic Product Manager for OS Maps

“I’m all about having outdoor fun rather than the hardcore hike”
Osh in a Tree!

I’ve been with OS for 3 years and lead an incredible team in the development of OS Maps.

I’m a discovery ramble kind of girl! My husband often accuses me of tricking him into coming along and not providing sufficient snacks, so if there’s a hearty pub lunch at the end of our adventure all the better.

I’m part of the amazing outdoor adventure girl’s community. It’s a great balance of activities, challenge & social connection.

Long term, I’d love to get strong enough to boss the 3 peaks challenge. I’d love to have the bragging rights and Adventure Patches sewn on my backpack!

I think walking poles should be an essential part of anyone’s kit. I resisted taking poles with me for a long time, now I can’t imagine going without them.

Whether you’re going for a casual walk or a peak hike, they make such a difference to your comfort.

Folded they’re easy to carry and you can just pop them out for a little extra stability anytime you need it. Plus, in the winter they’re handy for helping you pull your foot out of the mud with the shoe still on it!

Osh has chosen her four favourite walking & trekking poles to share with you.



Ordnance Survey Outdoor Kit Walking Poles

OS Outdoor Kit Walking Poles

These OS Branded hiking poles use an internal tensioning cable which keeps weight down and allows them to fold small enough to fit in most day packs.

Black Diamond Trail Back Trek Poles

Black Diamond Trail Back Trek Poles

A three-section aluminium pole, the Trail Back trekking pole provides reliable stability and easy adjustment for any on-trail adventure.

Robens Coniston T7 Walking Poles

This lightweight aluminium walking pole with a high quality tungsten tip for safe grip on all terrain, is the perfect companion for long walks and hikes.

Leki Makalu FX Carbon AS Trekking Pole

Leki Makalu FX Carbon AS Trekking Pole

Get the best control from your pole with these versatile poles for trekking and hiking in the mountains or on the flat.

Shop all our Walking & Trekking Poles here.