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Major changes to Explorer maps


Hugh Westacott:
The Ordnance Survey has announced major changes to the numbering system and the method of indicating the date and extent of the revision of each edition of the Explorer series. Full details are at

I grow old...I grow old, I shall wear the bottom of my trousers rolled. T.S.Eliot

Thanks for letting us know Hugh, it seems a significant step forward in being able to easily know whether you have the most up to date version. I can't help but wonder why they are going to release all the new versions on the same day in June though - it must be a major logistics exercise!


Hugh Westacott:
Here is some more information about the publication of the new editions of Explorer and Landranger maps.


For a preview of the 5th edition of my book The Walker’s Handbook; Everything you Need to Know about Walking in the British Isles click on Then click on ‘Reviews of The Walker’s Handbook' in the Navigation panel to the right of the illustration of the cover.


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