We've created a beautiful folded map of London's great outdoors. Crowdfunded by 308 backers and made for us by Urban Good CIC. The massive map (the same size as a standard Ordnance Survey map, 950mm * 1270mm) includes all of the capital’s 3,000 parks plus woodlands, playing fields, nature reserves, city farms, rivers, canals and all the spaces that contribute to London’s landscape.

Featured on BBC Countryfile’s special Cities episode, the map is your guide to exploring the capital. Some of the most iconic walks through and around London are included, such as the London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP) and Capital Ring, along with symbols marking places to swim outdoors, climb hills, pitch a tent or go kayaking. It even shows front and back gardens, but not any buildings!

By the end of 2017, more than 6000 maps had been distributed to people who requested one.

How to get your own copy

As of December 2019 all the folded maps had been distributed. Urban Good CIC still have a supply of flat maps, and are busy working on exciting plans for new maps of London in 2020.

Head over to the Urban Good CIC to check up on the latest status and read more about the history of this and other National Park City maps, and other goodies in their online store.

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The making of the map

We love how Urban Good helped us show that London is not just a city, but an urban landscape too.

The map is perfect for planning adventures in London's great outdoors. It includes the capital's green and blue spaces, hills and valleys, parks and commons, walks and public transport and many outdoor activities like kayaking and barbecuing.

Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC (GiGL) provided the data for key open space features on the map, including nature reserves, playing fields, recreation grounds, city farms, cemeteries, allotments and private gardens. GiGL also produced information and statistics about London’s nature and land use for the atlas on the rear of the map. Further essential data was provided by Ordnance Survey.

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How the map was Crowdfunded

308 backers helped crowdfund the map. Read the story over at Indiegogo.com

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