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National GetOutside Day - 26 September

24th Sep 2021

With this year’s Ordnance Survey’s ‘National GetOutside Day’ being on a Sunday, it’s the perfect opportunity to find somewhere you’ve never been before and soak up the atmosphere. Whether you’re lucky enough to live near open land, woods, coastline or the country or you prefer the hustle and bustle of cities or towns, Ordnance Survey can help you navigate your way to any destination in the UK. 

The autumn is such a rich and diverse time to explore and discover something new near you.  

The changing colours make the perfect backdrops for walks, photography, painting. And the changing and milder temperatures help little ones discover new things, learn, engage and enjoy different experiences.  

Maximise your outdoors time 

Our partner, Ordnance Survey have got loads of really useful ideas and tools to help you and your loved ones rekindle that passion for our outside spaces. It doesn’t have to be a lengthy walk in the woods, it could simply be spending the afternoon in the garden or balcony, away from any distractions. 

  • Go on a litter pick and help the environment.
  • Leave the car at home – walk instead of drive if you can. 
  • Bug hunts – do a wildlife survey. 
  • Outdoor learning – draw, create and listen to nature. 
  • Bring new life – plant something for the future. 
  • Build a den – For little ones and littler fury friends.  

A gym with no walls 

For the best exercise ideas from mountain top to ocean floor, there are hundreds of ways to stay active and keep fit, whatever the weather. 

  • Go for a walk – any distance or route. 
  • Take a dip – Outdoor pools or ocean swimming. 
  • Go for a run – either on your own safely, or organised events.
  • Cycle on two wheels or more – from canal towpaths to dramatic descents. 
  • Find your happy place – explore the perfect sunrise or sunset. 
  • Keep it social – it’s great to spend time with others outside. 

Bring CSSC with you wherever you go 

It’s always nice to leave all distractions at home or at least in the car when you’re exploring nature. But it’s also nice to have your phone with you to capture that perfect moment or to use with Ordnance Survey’s maps and routes 

So, remember to keep your phone fully charged and have plenty of data. And consider letting someone know where you’re going or checking in with local national trust centres for expert guidance and advice. 

Before you set out, remember to search our website for partners and activities near you. Like a welcome lunchtime snack with tastecarda stop off at a heritage site or some handy tips from our communities and groups. 

Activate your membership card on your device before you leave, so you can always explore our partners. And remember to have fun, breathe deeply and feel comfortable in getting lost.  

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