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Great ideas: Colouring-in OS map of Britain

Written by Fiona

October 14 2016

Just in time for National Map Reading Week (Oct 17 to 23), Ordnance Survey (OS) have launched a book of colouring in maps called The Great British Colouring Map.

The book takes map fans on an immersive colouring-in journey around Great Britain, from the coasts and forests to the towns and countryside.

It includes 55 illustrations that include iconic cities, recognisable tourist spots and historical locations across Scotland, England and  Wales.  via the 55 illustrations.

OS cartographers stripped back the maps, removing the names and map symbols, to create the perfect colouring palette for people who enjoy the relaxing art of colouring-in. The growth in mindfulness and relaxation has seen people of all ages taking to colouring.


OS is supporting Solent Mind as their corporate charity. Spokesman Neil Wilson said: “Colouring is a simple and effective way to calm the mind and occupy the hands – and it’s a wonderful option for creating a state of peace.”


The Great British Colouring Map: A Colouring Journey Around Britain is published by Laurence King and available in book stores or via the OS Map Shop for £19.95.

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