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There is a good article in this month’s edition of Country Walking that outlines the author’s love of maps and in particular those produced by Ordnance Survey. He describes himself as a map addict, which is probably apt as he seems even more obsessed with maps than I am.


He neatly describes the Ordnance Survey, an organisation that so many take for granted:

“For us devotees, the Ordnance Survey is the high altar of our cartographic temple. No other mapping agency comes close, either at home or abroad.”

On Saturday afternoon after a week of nearly constant torrential rain and no immediate prospect of the weather improving, this article prompted me to pull a map down from the bookcase and while away a few hours exploring it.

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