You may have heard that we teamed up with publishers Laurence King to release a new book, The Great British Colouring Map: A Colouring Journey Around Britain. And it’s out today!
One year on from our release of a series of downloadable colouring-in maps created using OS OpenData, comes a full book of OS maps to colour. The book will take you on an immersive colouring-in journey around Great Britain, from the coasts and forests to the towns and countryside. Expect to see iconic cities, recognisable tourist spots and historical locations across England, Scotland and Wales via the 55 illustrations. It also includes a stunning gatefold of London.
Our cartography team stripped back the maps, removing the names and map symbols to create the perfect colouring palette if you’d like to relax and de-stress with some colouring. We’re currently supporting Solent Mind as our corporate charity and they tell us that colouring is a simple and effective way to calm the mind, occupy the hands and create a state of peace. By choosing the colours and taking your own time to create your picture, you can help focus the mind on the present, and promote wellbeing, blocking out negative thoughts.
We can’t wait to see the colour schemes used – will you follow our maps or be more abstract? Or will you keep it as a coffee-table book if you can’t bear to colour in the maps? The Great British Colouring Map: A Colouring Journey Around Britain is published by Laurence King and available in book stores, or via the OS Map Shop for £19.95.
Win a copy of The Great British Colouring Map
We have three copies of the book to give away. All you need to do is tell us which British city features in the gatefold of the colouring book. Post your answer on the blog by Sunday 30 October. Good luck!