Whether you’re an experienced walker, cyclist or runner, or perhaps a novice who simply wants to be more active this year, there are a number of simple things to keep in mind before you set off out into the countryside on an adventure, to ensure that you make the most of your time outdoors.

Once you’ve covered off all the essential kit and appropriate clothing, you need to think about planning your route. As well as your paper map, if you’ve got an iPhone or iPad (iOS) device you can also download the OS MapFinder app, Ordnance Survey’s first mobile application. 

Bringing all the detail and reliability of the iconic and trusted paper maps, you can download, plan and record your own routes. So even if there is limited network coverage you can still follow your route.

Watch our video to get all the information you need if you are planning a trip into the countryside. From tips on how to stay safe when approaching a field of cattle, to hints on how to make sure you gain the right permissions if you want to pitch up camp, we cover it all.

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