OS calendar for 2016 out now

Looking for the perfect gift for the map lover in your life this Christmas? How about the brand new OS calendar for 2016 which has just hit the OS shop? After receiving so many amazing photos in our OS Photofit competition (over 13,000 at the last check!), we wanted to share more of them with you. And, it’s the perfect way to raise some extra funds for our corporate charity, Holding Little Hands.


Our calendar isn’t just a selection of great pictures showcasing beautiful Britain throughout the year (although it does do that too), we’ve put some  useful information on the back of each month’s photo too. The photos themselves are all winners from our OS Photofit competition, and can be seen on the cover of our OS Explorer maps in stores now. We’ve recommended a route that you could explore on the map that features the phote and added it into OS Maps so that you can try it out.

On top of that, we’ve added some top things to do and see in the area and summed up the events taking place in 2016. With photos covering a wide range of Britain from the Scottish Highlands to Snowdonia and Durdle Door to the Lincolnshire Wolds – we hope there’s a photo and a walking route that appeals to you.


You can buy the calendar in the OS shop for £9.99 – and as an added bonus you get a one-month free trial of OS Maps. You can use the online service in a web browser or app version and then plot and print roites, upload and download routes from GPS devices and even access the weather forecast. Best of all, you can use it offline.

If you haven’t come across Holding Little Hands previously, it supports premature babies and their parents at Southampton NeoNatal Unit. Each year people at OS nominate a charity close to their hearts, and then we take a vote on which charity to support for the next 12 months. We often choose smaller charities local to our head office in Southampton, as our fund-raising efforts can really make a difference. 10% of all profits from the 2016 calendar will be donated to Holding Little Hands, and added to our other fundraising efforts.

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