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100 Outstanding British Walks

Find the routes and access detailed mapping for this epic book

Redeem OS Maps code

Get six months access to OS Maps Premium, allowing you to see all the walks on our most detailed mapping, print maps, view in 3D, follow the walks on a mobile device and much more.

  1. Scratch off the silver panel on the rear inside cover to reveal your unique code
  2. Go to the OS Maps 6-Month Premium Subscription and add it to your basket
  3. In the checkout, use your code in the 'Discount Code' box
  4. Complete the checkout to create your OS Maps account

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Once you have created your account, you can follow any of the route links below. Once OS Maps is open, log in using the link in the top right (if you are not already logged in).

You can switch to our most detailed Leisure mapping, Aerial 3D view or other map types using the map sheet switcher in the bottom right. For more help getting started using OS Maps, see the OS Maps Quick Start Guide.

Discover the walks

Drag with your mouse to scroll the map and use your mouse wheel or the controls to zoom. Click on a route pin for more information and to open the route in OS Maps

Walks list

South-west England

South-east England

Heart of England

East England

North-east England

Wales

Scotland

Pathfinder walking guidebooks logo

The Pathfinder series has been inspiring walkers across Britain since 1989. Each guide is curated by an experienced writer and features 1:25 000 route maps (the same detail as the orange OS Explorer range). The series features more than 80 titles, and offers a tremendous range of routes for all walkers, providing the motivation and detail your next adventure needs. Plus the books' durable covers and rounded corners make them ideal for outdoor use.

Pathfinder offers three types of walking guidebooks:

Pathfinder Guides

Each title focuses on a popular area of Great Britain and features 28 outstanding circular walks of varying length. Each walk includes a difficulty rating and detailed route information, highlighting where to park, where to stop for refreshment, and all points of interest along the route. Popular with visitors and locals, they are a great way to discover the best an area has to offer.

Short Walks

This range is smaller and more compact than the Pathfinder Guides, and the walks within have been carefully selected with families in mind. Each book features 20 shorter circular walks, often starting and ending in a town or village, highlighting public transport options, refreshment stops, and public toilets.

City Walks

Offering 15 short and entertaining routes around selected cities (currently London, Edinburgh and Oxford), these titles have been compiled by local guides, and focus on the history and architecture of both iconic streets and more unknown gems off the beaten tourist track. Features easy-to-use route street maps to keep you on course.

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Pathfinder guidebook collection

Help & FAQ

I’m at the checkout – how do I redeem my 6-month code?

On the right of the screen your basket summary will show a value of £16.99. Enter your code in the 'discount code' box and update the total to reduce the value to zero. New customers will need to sign up for an account, and existing customers should sign in. At the billing stage you will see a message confirming ‘No Payment Information Required’, as there is nothing to pay. Select ‘Continue’ and then ‘Complete Purchase’ to finish the redemption process.

I’ve completed the checkout and redeemed my 6-month code. What should I do next?

Close the purchase window and scroll up this page to start exploring the walks online. Click on a link on the map or the route list to open in OS Maps. You will need to be signed in to OS Maps to view the walks on 1:25k scale maps.

Why can't I see the 1:25k scale mapping that appears in 100 Outstanding British Walks (and the Pathfinder series) in OS Maps?

OS Maps opens on the free Standard map layer. Use the ‘layers’ button, which looks like a stack of paper on the bottom right of your browser window to switch between the different map layers.

Select 'OS Leisure Maps', and then zoom in as required to see 1:25k scale mapping.

How do I print the route on a 1:25k scale map?

Change map layer and zoom in to show the area and map type desired then click the print button in the top toolbar. By default you will print whatever map type and scale is visible on screen at the time, but for leisure maps you can change scale in the Print Panel.

The default print option is ‘Fit map to page’, but you can print to exact scale by selecting the ‘Print to scale’ option on the Print panel. The preview box will show how much of the route fits on the page - you may need to change the paper orientation or print two or more pages for longer routes.

How do I make sure I print all the route information?

On the Print panel, tick the ‘Show Waypoints’ box and the ‘Include Route Card’ box. This should be the default setting for the walks in this collection

How do I save one of the walks to the app and follow it?

The ‘Favouriting’ feature in OS Maps allows you to select the walks you want to follow. In your browser, click ‘Add to favourites’ on the left-hand route details screen (you will need to be logged in to do this). This syncs to the OS Maps app app, where your favourite routes will appear as a separate tab under ‘My Routes’. Offline mapping for routes does not download automatically - you need to select the 'download' option underneath the route name.

How do I find out more about using OS Maps?

You can access the OS Maps support page for guides, FAQs and more.