It’s midway through October, so before the days get too short to make it worthwhile, why not grab your compass and hiking boots, shrug on your waterproof and take to the hills. Chances are, if you’re a regular walker, you will stride out safe in the knowledge that an Ordnance Survey map secreted about your person means you’ll know exactly where and when you got lost.
The history of the organisation known as OS is not merely that of a group of earnest blokes with a penchant for triangulation and an ever-present soundtrack of rustling cagoules . . .