Enjoy two free weeks of premium subscription when you sign up to OS Maps! That means you get to discover some fantastic exclusive features, designed to get you exploring.
Explore the great outdoors the way you want, all while staying safe with OS Maps - GB’s most popular leisure mapping app. Whether you want to walk, cycle, hike, run or ramble, OS Maps will guide you through stunning routes across Great Britain.
Looking to stay local? Or do you want to venture off the beaten track? Enjoy the fresh air, listen to the crunch of leaves under your feet and experience the enjoyment of finding a brand new route that you never even knew existed.
Why you’ll love using OS Maps:
• UNMISTAKABLE OS MAPPING
Subscribe to unlock the detail and accuracy of OS leisure maps across the whole country including OS Explorer 1: 25,000 and OS Landranger 1:50,000 maps.
• THOUSANDS OF ROUTES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Search for the best routes in an area as rated by fellow outdoor enthusiasts and plot your own route to follow, share or record.
• AWARD-WINNING TECHNOLOGY
OS Maps was voted Yahoo Sports Technology Awards Best App, Outdoor Industry Awards Digital Product of the Year and Singletrack Best Online Service.
• USE ON EVERY DEVICE
View, create and sync your activities between desktop and mobile. On desktop, premium users can use our 3D Aerial Layer to see the route terrain, explore in stunning 3D and print maps.
• Explore authored routes from BBC Countryfile, Country Walking, Mountain Bike UK, Trail and AA Walks and more.
• NATIONAL PARK TRAILS
Use OS Maps as your off-road sat nav with automatic ‘snap-to-path’ giving you the most enjoyable and safe route between two points in National Parks.
• VIEW MAPS OFFLINE
Download your favourite areas to view offline – so you can view any part of GB even without signal. Plus, you can export your favourite routes to your GPX device.
• UNLIMITED PRINTING
Print copies of routes and maps to take with you so you always have a backup.
• AUGMENTED REALITY
Pan the landscape to see what’s nearby including hills and mountains, forest and woodland, transport, settlements, coast and water. And, with one click, find local area information with routes, places to stay and local images.
• TABLETOP 3D
Preview a route before you tackle it, ensure it’s suitable for your level of fitness and avoid any scary drops. Our 3D model feature lets you check out your routes on top of your very own coffee table!
OS Maps Premium is available through a 1 month or 1 year subscription. Prices are posted in GBP but may vary by country or when converted to local currency. Subscriptions will auto-renew. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
Terms & Conditions at os.uk/termsosmaps
Battery life while using the app can be extended downloading maps offline prior to use, operating in Flight Mode (the GPS will still work) and turning off the screen when not in use. We release updates to all of our apps as we improve them, making them even more stable and adding extra features. Along the way, your feedback and comments about this app are really important to us. If there’s something you’d like us to know, please tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*This feature uses Apple's ARKit which requires an iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPad 2017, iPad Pro or any later device.
We’ve updated the “My Preferences” section of the app as well as fixed some small bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
Can’t really understand some of the poor reviews of this app – people really do expect too much. Under £20 for map coverage of the entire UK is fantastic value for money, and using the app has massively increased my enjoyment of our fantastic countryside. Although you should never over-rely on technology, the ability to know exactly where you are – for example knowing when you are at the right path junction in difficult terrain or weather conditions when you might otherwise take the wrong route or become disorientated – takes the worry out of walking and lets you enjoy what you’ve come for. My one criticism, however, is that I have in the past had issues when trying to download offline maps for use covering a large area – sometimes it’s difficult to ensure all the tiles overlap, and they don’t always load properly. I am sure, however, this will be ironed out in due course. Overall superb. Well-done OS
Great but bug prone
By far the best way to plan/record/follow routes for walking, cycling, running and more. The annual subscription is a fair price for what you get. Even if I’m walking locally on a route I know it’s still great to have open as it can open your eyes to other routes you can take and of course it records your activity. My only issues are as follows. The app can be buggy, particularly with log ins and subscription management. I wish they had a Apple Watch app so you could record your activity if local without having to lug your phone with you. For me the biggest annoyance is since they updated the app, if I record a route purely to add it to ‘My Activities’ you used to be able to not save the route at the end but still save your activity. This is no longer the case. You either have to save both or none. Well if it’s a route i do regularly, I don’t want to keep storing the same route every time I do it but do want to save the activity. Yes I could follow the existing stored route and then save that I completed it today, but I have a habit of doing random changes on my walks like retracing steps if I notice an animal or bird and I want to store all that as I like to reflect on my week, month, yearly totals to see if I’m improving in speed and distance. Even with these minor gripes it’s still by far the best outdoors mapping app out there. Team with what three words and hopefully you’ll never get lost again.
Had the app for a few months, it’s almost almost brilliant. However I’ve had constant issues with bugs, my main problem being the offline options not working. If I can’t access the maps without phone signal then this app is pretty useless and unsafe. I don’t rely 100% on this app but others might, if the map doesn’t load in some scenarios it could put them in a very dangerous position.
Also has issues loading with signal, both 4G and WiFi. Wierd things like not being able to load offline maps and routes when I have phone signal. In the apps defence, it hasn’t totally let me down yet however I have had to close it and re-open it over and over then walk to an area I have phone signal, open and close again, wait 5 minutes, do 5 star jumps, whisper a short poem into my phone, perform 3 Hail Marys... the last bit I made up but you get the picture. I usually can get it to work but sometimes it takes up to 20 minutes of messing about with it.
My phone is an iPhone XR, in good condition, lots of free memory, I don’t have any issues with it. This app has problems not my phone. Please fix the bugs!! When this app works perfectly it really is brilliant! If this app worked seamlessly I would unquestionably next giving it 5 stars. Right now though if the map won’t load then this app is useless.
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- Ordnance Survey
- 70.9 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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- 1 month £4.99
- 12 months £25.99
- 1 month subscription £4.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.