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Snowdonia and Conwy Valley The Most Popular UK Explorer Map

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Here's word about an indicator that points to just how popular our area is nowadays.

The Guardian had a feature today on the most and least popular Explorer maps as sold by the Ordnance Survey.

The Ordnance Survey now sells 1.7m paper maps a year (an increase on previous years) but is coy about sales of individual maps “for reasons of commercial sensitivity”. However, it recently revealed that its most popular map – Explorer OL17 of Snowdonia and Conwy Valley – sells about 180 times more copies than its worst seller, Explorer map 440: Glen Cassley and Glen Oykel.

The top three most popular Explorer maps are...

OL17 Snowdonia and Conwy Valley.

OL7 the Lake District, South Eastern section.

OL24 the Peak District.


Whilst the three least popular are...

OS440 Glen Cassley and Glen Oykel.

OS427 Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

OS333 Kilmarnock and Irvine.


Of course in the grand scheme of things the position of best selling map is not really that important, but it does give us here at Llandudno What an excuse to make the first mention of the upcoming first ever National GetOutside Day!


The Ordnance Survey is urging one million people across the nation to get active outdoors on Sunday 30 September for the first ever National GetOutside Day.

 Can read the full Guardian article here


and more on  the National GetOutside Day can be read here




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