Map sheet number OL4 in the OS Explorer map series, The English Lakes: North-western area, is the ideal map for exploring the north-west area of the Lake District. This area is home to many natural and man made attractions from oval hills shaped by glaciers to stunning views over majestic lakes.
With the OS Explorer OL4 map it couldn’t be easier to find your way around the North West Lake District. From Wigton to Carleton, this carefully crafted map is your essential guide for exploring a stunning area of the English Lakes. Whether you’re outward bound on two wheels or two feet, you’ll have no problem navigating your way along the lake shores, and up and down the fells.
Follow the Allerdale Ramble, the Cumbrian Coastal Way or the Cumbrian Way, stopping off to take in a collection of spectacular sites and beautiful scenery, all carefully marked and easy to find on the map. Take a trip to the open air theatre in the grounds of Mirehouse, on the edge of beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake – a spot that inspired both Tennyson and Wordsworth.
Admire the views of Derwent Water from atop Catbells fells if you’re more energetically inclined. And if you’re looking for a challenge, standing at 3,054 ft above sea level, Skiddaw provides an easy in-road to mountain climbing, for occasional walkers looking to push their boundaries.
Whatever your outdoor interests, from climbing to kayaking, with every landmark, house, river, viewpoint, hill, right of way and pub covered, you’ll definitely be on the right track with the OS Explorer map of the North West Lake District to hand.
Paper or Weatherproof (Active)?
In addition to the standard paper maps, you can also purchase weatherproof versions also known as 'Active' maps. They offer the same detail as the cheaper paper version but are encapsulated meaning that they are durable in wet weather.
You can also mark your route on the map and wipe it clean afterwards with water-based markers. If you plan on revisiting the area then we would strongly suggest the Active version of the map as the preferred choice.
This Map Covers
Keswick, Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite Lake, Buttermere, Crummock Water and Ennerdale Water, Skiddaw, Pillar, Haystacks, Green Gable, Great Gable, Catbells, the Cumbrian Way, Braithwaite, Stonethwaite and Seathwaite.