Map sheet number OL7 in the OS Explorer map series, The English Lakes: South-eastern area, is the ideal map to use when exploring the south-east area of the Lake District. With the impressive lakeside scenery around Windermere and the dramatic mountains that make up the region, this area is perfect for hiking holidays and days out.
Whether you’re inclined to take it easy as you take in your surroundings, or you’re up for high-octane outdoor adventure, you won’t miss out on any of the spectacular sites and scenery of the South East Lakes, with the OS Explorer OL7 to hand.
Whether you’re planning a day trip or a longer hike, discover some of England’s finest sites and scenery following this user-friendly guide. Trusted by lovers of the great outdoors from all walks of life, this essential item on your rucksack packing list has it all covered, from rivers to rights of way, pubs to viewpoints.
The south eastern corner of Lakeland is home to some of the best-known sites and towns of the region. Lake Windermere – lying across the countryside at a staggering 10.5 miles long – is the largest of the English Lakes and a perfect spot for all kinds of water sports and lakeside rambling. Don’t miss the chance to take in the view of the lake and mountains, from Orrest Head.
The OS Explorer OL7 will help you find your way along the first part of the Dales Way Walk. It’ll take you to the historic town of Kendal, home of the energy bar that helped Hilary conquer Everest. And it will guide you to out-of-this-world Arndale and Silverside, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From boating by Bowness to riding by Rydal Water, there’s no better guide to South East Lakeland than the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL7.
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
Windermere, Orrest Head, The Dales walk, Kendal, Shap Fells, and Silverdale.