Map Basics - UK Map Brands
UK Map Brands
Our favourite UK map brands are based on clarity and practicality. They are:
Ordnance Survey (OS) Maps
OS Landranger Maps have a pink cover and are 1:50k scale
OS Explorer Maps have an orange cover and are 1:25k scale
OS Maps have an unrivalled standard for mapping and we would argue that the information is presented in the best overall way for general navigation. They do have a habit of turning into papier maché when they get wet – so keep it dry (or spend a few quid on their waterproof versions.
Harvey British Mountain Maps have a red/white cover and are 1:40k scale
Harvey Superwalkers have a red/black cover and are 1:25k scale
Harvey Maps are printed on durable waterproof material so they just about get the edge when it comes to practicality. Their coverage of the UK isn’t complete, but we think you will find they cover most of the areas that you are likely to explore.
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