COVER   1          COVER     2                 COVER 3              COVER 4

 

 From about 1972, OS started publishing "OUTDOOR LEISURE" maps at 1:25000 to cover Tourist Areas

18 maps of Cover 1 - bird paintings by Harry Titcombe were published.

The success of these maps led to publication of 45 OUTDOOR LEISURE maps with Cover 2, mainly based on National Parks. 

The series has developed through covers 3 and 4 to cover National Parks and provide other local maps at this scale as "The essential map for outdoor activities"

Isle of Wight 1: 25000 1985 VG+ £2

JERSEY 1:25,000 OFFICIAL LEISURE MAP 1988  as new £2

ISLE OF MAN - 2007  25TH YEAR ANNIV. South VG+   £2

                                                                      North            £2

                       1983 NORTH ( c Public Right  of Way £2

                                SOUTH                                       £2

MAP OF HADRIAN'S WALL    1964 VG+  £3.50

COVER 1.      (The Birds Cover Series)

THE DARK PEAK (Kinder Scout, Bleaklow & Black Hill) 1980  VG      £3

THE THREE PEAKS (Whernside, Ingleborough & Pen-y-ghent 1973  VG   £3

MALHAM & UPPER WHARFEDALE      1975     VG+    £3.50

SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK (Snowdon -part of National Park) VG-    £2.50

SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK (Cader Idris/Dovey Forest) VG+  £3       

SOUTH PENNINES                         1978   VG+   £3.

THE ENGLISH LAKES SW              1974    VG+ £3.

THE ENGLISH LAKES NW              1974    VG-  £2.50.

THE ENGLISH LAKES NE               1974    VG   £2.

THE ENGLISH LAKES SE               1974     VG+ £3.

WYE FOREST and FOREST of DEAN 1977 VG £3

BRECON BEACONS ( West)                1976 VG+ £3.

BRECON BEACONS ( East)               1981    VG+ £3.

BRECON BEACONS ( Central )         1981    VG+ £3.

NEW FOREST                                    1979    VG+ £3

NORTH YORK MOORS ( East)          1983      G   £2

NORTH YORK MOORS ( West ))       1983    VG+  £3

COVER 2/3/4.   There were many changes of direction in the EXPLORER/OUTDOOR LEISURE SERIES which makes them difficult to classify. I have used my own listing to make them easier to identify.

1) COVER 2. 

 34 maps of specific areas- labelled "OUTDOOR LEISURE". - 1980s -90s

                PRICES £2 - £3 depending on condition.

 1 THE PEAK DISTRICT  

 3 AVIEMORE & CAIRNGORMS 

 4 THE ENGLISH LAKES (NW AREA- Keswick, Cockermouth,Wigton   

 5 THE ENGLISH LAKES (NE AREA)  

 6 THEENGLISH LAKES  (SW AREA)

 7 THE ENGLISH LAKES ( SE AREA )

 9 EXMOOR

10 YORKSHIRE DALES (Southern Area)    

11 BRECON BEACONS (Central Area)  

12 BRECON BEACONS (West & Central)  

13 BRECON BEACONS ( Eastern)     

14 WYE VALLEY                                  

15 PURBECK

17 SNOWDONIA ( Snowdon Area )

18 SNOWDONIA ( Harlech & Bala area )   

20 SOUTH DEVON 1986                           

21 SOUTH PENNINES                    

22 NEW FOREST

23 SNOWDONIA 

24 PEAK DISTRICT (The  WHITE PEAK )                   

25 ISLES OF SCILLY          Soft Cover 


27 NORTH YORK MOORS (Eastern Area)   

28 DARTMOOR 

39 ISLE of WIGHT

30 YORKSHIRE DALES (Northern and Central areas)  

31 TEESDALE  


Following this series OS made several attempts to find the best 1:25,000 format and the easiest thing is to draw a line after those of the maps of the yellow cover and divide the later issues into two sets.

1) OUTDOOR LEISURE with variations of COVER 4 but all marked with OL 1- 48 on the cover - same 34 areas as above ( "yellow covers" ) and later areas added.

- usually have "The essential map for outdoor activities" on the cover. 

2) EXPLORER MAPS - COVER 3   a systematic series starting with 101 in SW England to high 400s in North Scotland. 

-usually have "A local leisure map with publkic rights of way and tourist information

         


   " EXPLORER MAP" and "OL" 1: 25,000 ( as 1 above)

                                        2001 to PRESENT   £1-3 EACH depending on condition

OL 1 THE PEAK DISTRICT (Dark Peak Area)-2004

OL5 THE ENGLISH LAKES (N E)  -2011

OL6 THE ENGLISH LAKES (S.W.)  -2011

OL7 THE ENGLISH LAKES (SE)    -2011

OL16 THE CHEVIOT HILLS            -2009

OL20 SOUTH DEVON                     -2002

OL28 DARTMOOR                          -2004 

OL45 THE COTSWOLDS               - 2001 & 2009

              

                    

        Multiple maps to cover G.B. marked "EXPLORER MAPS"  2000 onwards

         (as  above)       £1-£3 depending on condition                                             

 15 RUTLAND WATER


101 ISLES OF SCILLY

102 LANDS END

103 THE LIZZARD

104 REDRUTH & St.AGNES


105 FALMOUTH & MEVAGISSEY


107 St.AUSTELL & LISKEARD


108 LOWER TAMAR VALLEY & PLYMOUTH


109 BODMIN MOOR


110 TORQUAY & DAWLISH


114 EXETER & EXE VALLEY


126 CLOVELLY & HARTLAND


127 SOUTH MOLTON & CHULMLEIGH


171 CHILTERN HILLS WEST - HENLEY ON THAMES


179 GLOUCESTER & CHELTENHAM


206 EDGE HILL & FENN7 COMPTON


233 LEICESTER & HINCKLEY


264 VALE OF CLWYD


298 NIDDERDALE

                                       

342 GLASGOW


349 FALKIRK, CUMBERNAULD


364 LOCH LOMOND NORTH


369  PERTH & KINROSS 


377 LOCH ETIVE


386 PITLOCHRY


423 ELGIN & FORRES


424 BUCKIE & KEITH

427 PETERHEAD & FRASERBURGH

455 SOUTH HARRIS


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