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From countryside retreats to city breaks, seaside spots or wild landscapes, there are amazing options to visit across Britain. At Ordnance Survey, we love to help you uncover the best locations and we’ve teamed up the UK’s leading independent holiday letting agency, Original Cottages, to shine a light on some of the amazing regions that could be perfect for your next getaway.

Dive into local travel guides from Original Cottages locally based teams, with top tips to help you discover a truly local gem. Browse ready made walks from the Original Cottages teams for free on OS Maps, and don’t forget to stock up on all the products from Ordnance Survey to help you explore each region to the full. Why not enter our competition to win a holiday experience including £1000 voucher from Original Cottages and a bundle from us at Ordnance Survey to help you have an exceptional stay. 

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Pick a location from the map on the left for top tip from the Original Cottage experts, selected walking routes, links to maps and more.

You can also enter the competition below for a chance to win a holiday worth £1000 and an OS goodies pack worth over £300

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NORFOLK

The home of unspoilt views and a vibrant coastline, you can discover more from the Original Cottages local guide: Norfolk Guide

Original Cottages Local Guides have also shared their favourite walking routes available for free in OS Maps:

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SUFFOLK

Tradition and flair for the unusual await in Suffolk. Find out more from the Original Cottages local guide: Suffolk Guide

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YORKSHIRE

Explore the rolling hills of God's Own County. Find out more from the Original Cottages local guide: Yorkshire Guide

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CORNWALL

Gold sands and Hidden Coves. Find out more from the Original Cottages local guide: Cornwall Guide

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PEAK DISTRICT

An industrial past meets natural beauty. Find out more from the Original Cottages local guide: Derbyshire Guide

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WALES

A land of contrasts with something for everyone. Explore more of this mystical landscape with the Original Cottages local guide: Wales Guide

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NORTHUMBERLAND

A region renowned for its beaches, walks and unique historical sites. Search out some top tips for visitors from the Original Cottages local guide: Northumberland Guide

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LAKE DISTRICT

A dramatic and rugged Lakeland in the heart of the North. Find out more about this popular holiday destination with the Original Cottages local guide: Lake District Guide

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KENT

Miles of coastline and rolling downs welcome you in the Garden of England. Find the hidden gems in the area from the Original Cottages local guide: Kent Guide

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SUSSEX

The South Downs meet the sea in Sussex. Discover more of this landscape of rolling Downs from the Original Cottages Local Guide: Sussex Guide

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DEVON

Two coastlines and two National Parks in mother nature's playground.

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DORSET

Quaint Villages, rolling countryside and coastal towns all await you in Dorset.

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Enter the competition

Enter here for a chance to win a £1000 Original Cottages holiday voucher and a Holiday Bundle from Ordnance Survey

Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

For one prize draw entry, complete the form above. As this is a joint OS and Original Cottages prize draw, we will pass on your details to Original Cottages. OS will not pass your details onto any other third parties without your consent. The prize draw closes midnight 14/11/2021.

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  1. OS is running a prize draw promotion in collaboration with Original Cottages (the ‘Promoters’). You can find out more details about the Promoters below. Please read these terms and conditions carefully.
  2. There will be one winner who will receive the prize as stated below:
  3. The prize draw is open to all Great Britain residents, aged 18 years or over, excluding employees of the Promoters, members of their direct families, or any person directly associated with the prize draw.
  4. The prize draw is limited to one entry per person. Entrants must use their legal name. Entrants may not enter on behalf of any other person, group, company or syndicate or use automated entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits any person to make multiple entries to the prize draw. The Promoters cannot take responsibility for any technical, communication or other problems that might prevent the receipt of the entrant’s details. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry who violates these terms and to require them to return any prize they may have won.
  5. No purchase of any product is necessary to enter this prize draw.
  6. To enter, please subscribe to the Ordnance Survey and Original Cottages newsletter using the opt-in boxes on the prize draw webpage (https://shop.ordnanncesurvey.co.uk/original-cottages/) and you will be automatically entered into the prize draw.
  7. The opening date for the prize draw is 09.00am on 18/10/2021
  8. The closing date for the prize draw is midnight on 14/11/2021. Entries received after this time will not be counted.
  9. The winner will be chosen by OS by random draw from all the valid entries. The draw will take place within 7 days of the closing date.
  10. The winner will be notified by email (using the details provided at entry) no later than 2 weeks after the draw has taken place. The winner will need to claim their prize within 2 weeks of being notified by responding to the notifying email. Failure to do so will result in the prize being forfeited and OS reserves the right to pick another winner at random from the remaining entries.
  11. The prize is non-transferable and has no cash alternative. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoters reserve the right to substitute any part of the prize for an alternative of equal or greater value.
  12. Unless stated otherwise, OS will send the prize free of charge to a UK address provided by the winner within 30 days of the winner claiming their prize but the winner’s details will be passed to Original Cottages who will send their part of the prize directly to the winner.
  13. The Promoters’ decision regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and no further correspondence will be entered into about it.
  14. Under the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) requirements, OS must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation, OS will send the surname and county of the prize winner to anyone who emails OS at partnerships@os.uk or writes to Consumer Partnerships Ordnance Survey at the office address stated below (and enclosing a self-addressed envelope) within one month after the closing date stated above. If you are the winner and you object to your surname and/or county being published or made available, please let OS know this when responding to the notification email. In such circumstances we must still provide the information to the ASA, if requested.
  15. The prize of the £1000 holiday voucher from Original Cottages can be used against the booking of one or multiple Original Cottages’ holidays. If the total value of any holidays booked by the winner with Original Cottages is higher than the voucher, the voucher will be used as part payment. No refund will be given however for any of the Winner’s holidays booked with Original Cottages that are below the voucher value. The full value of the prize voucher must be redeemed on bookings before 31 December 2021, although the holidays may take place after this date has passed. The voucher is non-transferable and non-refundable. All bookings are subject to availability and Original Cottage’s standard terms and conditions apply. These can be found at: originalcottages.co.uk/booking-conditions.
  16. Instructions on how to activate the annual subscription to OS Maps will be provided by OS. The winner has until October 2022 to activate their subscription. Use of the OS Maps services is subject to separate terms and conditions. These can be found at: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/legal/terms-part-b.html.
  17. The Promoters shall not be responsible for any additional expenses incurred by the winner.
  18. Original Cottages are not part of OS or its group companies. They collaborate with OS on various marketing projects.
  19. The winner may be required to participate in reasonable publicity arising out of this promotion.
  20. The Promoters accepts no responsibility for any loss, expense or damage which is suffered or sustained in connection with this prize draw, or accepting or using any part of the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law, in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  21. The Promoters reserve the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.
  22. Where you have indicated your consent to receiving communications from the Promoters about their respective offers, products, special offers, promotions and services:
    a. your email address will be added to their respective electronic mailing lists accordingly;
    b. any personal data you provide will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 and associated laws; c. the way in which your data will be processed by OS will be in accordance with OS’ Privacy Policy;
    d. the way in which your personal data will be processed by Original Cottages will be in accordance with Original Cottages’ Privacy Policy
    e. see also Condition 14 above with regard to the announcement of winners; and
    f. if you do not wish for the use of your details for marketing purposes at any time, you can select the unsubscribe option in the emails that are sent to you.
  23. By entering the prize draw, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions, and consent to the transfer of their personal data to the Promoters for the purposes of the administration of this promotion and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented.
  24. The Promoters reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions if in their opinion it becomes necessary to do so.
  25. These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

Prize Draw Promoters:

Ordnance Survey Limited (company number 09121572) trading as Ordnance Survey or OS, registered in England and Wales, whose registered office is at Explorer House, Adanac Drive, SOUTHAMPTON SO16 0AS. Ordnance Survey Leisure Limited is a subsidiary company of Ordnance Survey, which is registered in England and Wales (company no. 06894550), and whose registered office is at Explorer House, Adanac Drive, Southampton SO16 0AS

The Original Cottage Company Limited is a company registered in England and Wales (company registration number 06951692) whose registered office is at Bank House, Market Place, Reepham, Norwich, NR10 4JJ, trading as ‘Original Cottages’.