Did you know that our Partner A-Z Maps is also the official mapping partner for the National Trails of England and Wales? They reproduce our 1:25,000 data (as used in our own OS Explorer maps) to cover the 16 long distance paths that are official National Trails. Ideal if you have a long distance summer adventure planned!
Their A-Z Adventure Series is in a convenient book format with an index to places of interest, towns, villages and features. Their books cover nearly all the 15 National Trails, and they’re aiming to complete the set by autumn 2017. Latest releases include the Norfolk Coast Path and the Yorkshire Wolds Way.
There are 15 complete National Trails which vary in length from 79 to 630 miles. Meanwhile the 16th, the England Coast Path, is opening in sections aiming to be completed by 2020. When finished the path will be 2,795 miles long making it the longest waymarked coastal path in the world. The most recent section to open is the 65-mile Camber to Ramsgate section which A-Z have covered in two separate maps which, for the first time for A-Z, are printed on weatherproof paper.
Whether you are a serious hiker aiming to complete a whole National Trail, or you simply want a blast of fresh air on a well-maintained route, there is something for everyone. The clearly marked routes mean that it is easy to walk small sections of the trail, allowing a welcome refreshment stop at a cafe or pub.
You can find out more about the National Trails at www.nationaltrail.co.uk
See the range of A-Z Adventure Atlases and maps at www.az.co.uk/nationaltrails
Want to win a copy?
We have five copies to give away: two Hadrian’s Wall Path, two Offa’s Dyke Path and one Minehead to Brean Down section of the England Coast Path. For the chance to win, just comment on the blog, telling us which National Trail is the shortest? Post your answers by midnight on Thursday 17 August. Winner map selections will be offered on a first come, first served basis.