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National Cycle Network paths launched on OS Maps

Walking and cycling paths on the National Cycle Network will now be available on the official Ordnance Survey map.

The new partnership between the Sustrans and mapping expert Ordnance Survey will help more people to discover and access the network. The organisations have joined forces to provide information on the network’s 16,575 miles of cycling and walking routes spanning the UK.

This information will be available as a free layer on the OS Maps website and will help more people to discover routes in their local area and plan weekend trips away.

Xavier Brice, CEO of Sustrans, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Ordnance Survey to open up walking and cycling on the National Cycle Network to more people.

“The network is a well-loved, well-used asset that’s enjoyed by millions of people across the UK every year. Our work with OS is one of the first steps in helping us improve the user experience and create more accessible paths for everyone.

“We hope the new maps inspire more people to get out, discover and explore all that the Network has to offer – whether that’s on wheels or by foot, for commuting or leisure purposes.”

Nick Giles, managing director of Ordnance Survey Leisure, added: “It’s great that we’ll be able to provide cyclists and walkers with the amazing benefits of OS Maps and open up the National Cycle Network to so many people.

“We love the focus Sustrans has on making the outdoors more accessible no matter where they live, what age they are and what background they’re from.

“OS Maps users will also love the new layer to help them find new cycle routes and explore more on two wheels.”

The OS map can also be accessed through the newly launched Sustrans website.

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