Short of gift ideas for the outdoor lover?

There's nothing quite like a paper map

November 2020 - 

The Car Free Walks website is run as a 'labour of love'. We make no personal profit from it and are content merely with the warm glow of satisfaction when things go well and people tell us we do a good job. It also gives us an excuse to go out and explore the countryside and to buy lots of lovely paper maps to help us find our way when we get there.

Which is why we love the Ordnance Survey online shop, with lots of great gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast to help them plan their new year adventures. Click on this link and if you make a purchase, a little percentage of the price finds its way back into the coffers to help us do more of what we do.

As I sit here typing this, behind on the bookshelf lie a stack of maps, each with its own story of rips and stains of bygone adventures. A couple are crisp and clean having never left the house - telling a story of plans that never quite came to fruition. The maps are organised with care into number order, scale, manufacturer and country. The ordering won't last as I love to lend the maps out to friends and family, sending them as tokens on adventures of their own to come back a little less new and a bit more seasoned.