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Picnic ideas, Walking -

Why is a picnic map the perfect place for a map? Picnics are a great time to stop, rest and chat. What better conversation starter than a map? Sit in the middle of your favourite National Park with a cheese sarni and plan your next adventure, or reminisce about favourite places you've visited. We have always been facinated by maps. When we went to Ordnance Survey with our idea to print their maps on our picnic mats we were over the moon that they thought it was a good idea too. Our first set of Ordnance Survey picnic mats had...

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PACMATs are designed with walking and hiking in mind. We love to earn our picnic, reaching the highest point or most hidden place on foot, with the reward of a sit down and a feast once we get there. After a munch and a chat it's great to have a bit of time out to lie on our PACMAT, relax and watch the clouds go by before the journey back. Here's a handy guide to cloud spotting for just those busy moments. Thank you to Bel Dixon for the link to the cloud spotting guide.

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Exploring the Lake District, Gift ideas, Press, Review, Walking -

"... here's what to buy for the rambler in your life." By Rohsina Jowaheer, Good House Keeping "Idea for ramblers who like day-long walks.... It's printed with the Ordnance Survey's most detailed mapping of the Lake District and is waterproof too." Read the article here.    

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We'd had a long journey back, stretched over two weeks. Italy, Germany, Belgium, France and finally back to Dover. Before heading into to town we thought we'd have a rest at Granny's, Sussex. The Ashdown Forest is nearby and a wonderful place to walk. With far reaching views, tall trees and a refreshing breeze of fresh air. We parked up and found a good place to leave Guy with on a bench with a view.  And off we went with Basil for a final stretch of the legs before our journey back into Central London.

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Alps, Walking -

It was a stunning day. The kids had been invited to go canyoning with some friends, so we thought we'd make the most of it and take the dog for a picnic walk. Dogs aren't allowed to walk in the French National Park area so we drove to Col de la forclaz. A road very popular with road cyclists, just over the boarder in Switzerland. Before setting off for the walk we stopped at the hotel and sat outside to have a cup of coffee, watching the bikes go by, reminiscing about our motorcycling days. Fuelled up on caffine, we set...

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