Local OS 25K map symbols
This is one of a series of articles which give photographs of features on the ground which have standard symbols on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, and also show the symbol. See OS 25K map symbols
for introduction to the series, and links to other articles in it. Ordnance Survey have told us that although the symbols are copyright they allow them to be copied without charge or specific licence.
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This article has examples of symbols used only in particular areas.
National Park visitor centres
|North York Moors||Map link|
|Northumberland ||Map link|
|Yorkshire Dales||Map link|
|Lake District||At June 2010, the special symbol for lake District National Park is not on the map - there is the blue V for visitor centre.|
|Pembrokeshire Coast||Map link|
|Exmoor||Map link |
|London River Services||Map link The symbol is at piers.|
|London Underground station||Map link|
|Glasgow Underground Station||Map link The symbol is just north of the motorway.|
On paper map Explorer OL 40, and on Get-a-map
Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust
On paper map Explorer 101, and on Get-a-map.
Contact the trust
for access information (map)
. It looks after all the uninhabited islands, many historical sites and most of the coastline - mainly for the Duchy of Cornwall.
|Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre||The photo shows the quay; the visitor centre is in the harbourside waiting room on the quay, but the symbol does not appear on the map.|
|Wildlife area always closed||Map link|
|Wildlife area always open||Map link|
|Wildlife area - limited opening||Map link These areas, mainly uninhabited islands, are closed from 15th April to 20th August), to prevent disturbance to seals and nesting birds.|
|Boundary of Wildlife Trust area||Map link The purple line symbol as used around Forestry Commission access land is not shown on the key with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust symbols, but is used there at a boundary between different types of access on an island.|
Purbeck and South Dorset MOD
On paper map Explorer OL 15, and on Get-a-map
The symbol key appears on Get-a-map at SY860780
and on paper map Explorer OL 15. See MOD access information for Lulworth Ranges
Eastbourne and Beachy Head
On paper map Explorer 123, and on Get-a-map
|Point of access to the foreshore||Map link|
Map symbol images are Crown Copyright.