Lake District 1:25k - all of it

Discussion in 'Places & Planning' started by Shewie, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Does anyone know where to buy the big single OS map covering the whole of the Lakes at 1:25k? The type you find in YHAs etc

    I've had a look before and couldn't find them
  2. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    i think you will need to go to one of the full custom companies to get something like 2A0 size, not sure if you will get it all in at 1:25000 and it will probably be a few hundred £
    you can order the OS custom maps on their website as flat rather than folded, so 4 x 1:50000 at £17 would probably cover all of the lakes and get a local print shop to either mount them or trim them for wallpapering.

    i am pretty sure OS used to offer other custom work direct, i commissioned some very large high detail maps (2 meter+) for things like new hospital builds when i worked with NHS Estates. its worth giving them a call and asking.
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  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I have the regular OS Lake district maps (NW, NE, SE, SW) - but I ordered a 5th custom map which covers the central area. I find one map usually covers any trip. Having the central map is really useful :thumbsup:.
    OR are you looking for a wall 'display' ?
  4. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    I have it on my phone :) tho not paper ....
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  5. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah it's for the spare bedroom when I decorate it next, there's a big wall with nothing on and I thought it might be useful

    I quite like the 3D relief maps but I think they work better on a horizontal surface
  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I acquired a huge wall chart of the geology of UK as a child - glorious colours and patterns.
    I wish I had it now - think my mother threw it out. (she did that often with many of my things :cry:).
    ^^^ Just a suggestion (if such things are still available) ?? :unsure:
  7. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    If i can find it Cathy i think i have the very same one, you may have it if i can if you wish.
    My house is upside down at the moment tjo as we have the plasterers in but i will try my best to track it down.
  8. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

  9. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    That would be great. :biggrin:
    Thank you.
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  10. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    This any where near @Shewie
    Screenshot_20181112-120017_OS MapFinder.jpg Screenshot_20181112-115939_OS MapFinder.jpg that's what OS threw up when I used lake district as a general search
  12. jack

    jack Backpacker

    Hello all

    Not sure who to ask about this to be honest.
    Im looking for a website that will allow me to take trail maps for mountains in the lake district so that I can print them for FREE and laminate them myself. Not sure if anyone knows a site that this can be done on.

    Any help would be great.
    Thank you
  13. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Summit Camper

    Might as well post here as anywhere else - I've just got the Harvey's ultramaps for the peak district. 1:40k, polythene, and folded like a small smartphone form factor. Three cover the peak district, but they are very handy to use so are now my preferred map.
  14. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    The search engine Bing use OS maps.
    Apparently, all one does is full screen then print screen, apparently.
  15. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker
  16. jack

    jack Backpacker


    Thank you
  17. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    2x4km section at !:25k and 8x16km at !:50k, and at a jaunty angle (relative to OSGB grid)

    Just down to 1:50k (7x14km)
  18. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    If you click link at the top of the page it briefly says 1:25,000 ?
  19. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    "We provide Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale maps and aerial photography in association with our partner WalkLakes on whose site the mapping is hosted. Before you use it you will need to register with Walklakes"

    "If you register with WalkLakes you can purchase content, access our 1:25,000 OS mapping, log your walks and hills bagged, and participate in our forum including writing walk reports."
  20. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    A nice thing about this, I could see it being a free collaborative route planning tool.
    You can create, edit, import and export routes as GPX and KML files.
    I could just upload a GPX file of the track I did yesterday here, and you could download it, go to then choose load GPX file from the menu.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
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  21. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Try it now

    You should be able to upload them as attachments
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  22. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Thanks Richie, edited my post to reflect the change.

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