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Explore the Lake District

The Lake District is an amazing area of the United Kingdom. This Map of the Lake District is a tool to help you explore Lakelands fells, lakes, valleys and villages. View clear satellite hybrid images with the Google Map, experience stunning 3D images with the Google Earth Map, and use the Ordnance Survey Map for its outstanding mapping detail. Navigate via the Lake District Map Links or map control and tour round this amazing scenic national park.

Lake District Maps by the Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey print a number of paper Lake District Maps for people to buy. These include four Lake District Maps in the OS Explorer series, and a number of maps in the OS Landranger series. They also produce an OS Tour Map of the Lake District and Cumbria. The best Lake District map to choose depends on what you will be using it for.

Lake District Maps in the OS Explorer series show the landscape and map features (such as footpaths, rocks, walls and contour lines) in the most intricate detail. They are printed in a 1:25,000 scale where 1km of terrain is scaled down to 4cm on the actual map. These are the best maps to go for if, for example, you are a walker, or will be navigating by foot.

Lake District Maps in the Landranger series are not as detailed, but cover a wider area. They are printed in a 1:50,000 scale where 1km of terrain is scaled down further to 2cm on the actual map. They also lack the intricate detail of the Explorer maps. They still show footpaths, rocks and contour lines, just not as many, and not in the same detail (the top two zoom levels of the OS Map of the Lake District option on this webpage is based on the Landranger series). These are the maps to go for if, for example, you are a motorist or cyclist, and want something more detailed than a general road map. They are also perfectly suitable for walking, but are not quite as good as maps in the Explorer series for the reasons mentioned above.

The OS Tour Map of Lake District and Cumbria is printed in 1:110,000 scale where 1km of terrain is scaled down further still to 1cm on the map. It includes tourism related features such as picnic areas, view points, and selected areas of interest. This map covers the whole Lake Distict area, but not in the same detail as maps in the Explorer or Landranger series. It is a handy map to have by your side when you are planning your visit to the Lake District and Cumbria, or if you are traveling in the area by road.


Lake District & Cumbria
OS Tour Map
West Cumbria
OS Landranger 89
Penrith & Keswick
OS Landranger 90
Barrow-in-Furness
& South Lakeland
OS Landranger 96
Kendle & Morecambe
OS Landranger 97

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Map Navigation

Map Navigation Links - select a category and click on a link. The Lake District Map will then change location and zoom level so you can view the requested feature. You can also adjust the map positioning manually using the navigation control in the map Window.

    Map Navigation

Lake District
OS Explorer Maps

North-Western Area
North-Eastern Area

South-Western Area

South-Eastern Area

If you would like to purchase a Lake District Map for outdoor use, the Ordnance Survey print four English Lakes OS Explorer Maps covering the North-west, North-east, South-west and South-east areas of the Lake District. The OS also print a number of Lake District Maps in the Landranger series. There is more information about OS Lake District Maps on the left.