We want to get one million people across Great Britain active outdoors on Sunday 30 September for the first ever National GetOutside Day. It’s a part of ukactive’s European Week of Sport which sees a huge range of events taking place nationwide in a mission to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often.
Throughout the day, free events are taking place all over Great Britain, including two organised walks led by OS GetOutside ambassadors Ben Fogle, Kenton Cool, Sean Conway and Mel Nicholls. Plus events hosted by OS GetOutside Champions, self-guided walks, or you can create your own events with our free pack.
It’s really important that everyone can get involved, whether you live in the town or the countryside. You can head to your local park, walk along the river, follow an urban sculpture train, try out a new cycle route, or whatever works for you.
If you’re in London, the fantastic London National Park City Map by Urban Good will come in handy. Showing London’s green spaces, the map of the capital shows over 3,000 parks, plus woodlands, playing fields, nature reserves, city farms, rivers, canals and all the spaces that contribute to London’s parkland.
Outside of London, you can use our OS Maps app to find your nearest green spaces. We’ve included urban green spaces across Great Britain and you can discover great places to run, have a picnic or walk the dog.
Win a London National Park City map
We have 20 of these fantastic maps to giveaway. Just retweet this message by midnight on Sunday 2 September for the chance to win.
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— Ordnance Survey (@OrdnanceSurvey) August 31, 2018
Take part in National GetOutside Day
Visit os.uk/getoutsideday to sign up to one of the national walks, find an event nearby or download a pack and create an event. The pack includes one month’s free access to OS Maps, with over 1.7 million routes for people to try across Great Britain, so now’s the time to plan an event!
Get involved online by joining in the conversation using the hashtag #GetOutsideDay across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For the latest updates on National GetOutside Day, follow @OSLeisure on Twitter.