Looking ahead to New Year’s Resolutions for 2017? Trying to decide how to work off those Christmas calories? How about walking? Getting outside and walking in Britain is free, easy and accessible to most of us.We’ve already seen 2016 prove to be a big year for the outdoor enthusiast with the nation either donning their running shoes or walking boots to #GetOutside.
With the year coming to an end we’ve taken a look back at the most popular destinations searched by walkers on our popular OS Maps online service. An amazing 1.4 million destination searches were carried out via our online version of OS Maps in 2016. So, where were people hoping to explore?
Nick Giles, Managing Director of Ordnance Survey Leisure, said: “Great Britain is a beautiful nation and we are blessed with amazing areas which we can easily access and enjoy. I am not overly surprised by the majority of the locations in the search results, as they focus on popular visitor hot spots and National Parks.
“There are a few locations on the list which I have personally not visited yet and I’ll be aiming tick these off my to do list in the New Year. So why not make 2017 the year you discover more of Great Britain and start planning today?”
We want to make the outdoors as enjoyable, accessible and safe as we possibly can. We have a range of map products and resources for all abilities so there really is no excuse why we can’t all get outside in 2017.
Original Blog can be found at https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/author/gemma/
Where will you explore? OS Maps mobile – photo by #GetOutside champion Aleks Kashefi