OS 50K Symbols - Tourist information

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This is one of a series of articles which give photographs of features on the ground which have standard symbols
on Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps, with map extracts showing the symbols. On the maps a blue circle is on or near
the symbol. Use the mouse to move the pointer over the blue circle on a map to hide it.
Click on a thumbnail to see a page with a larger photo, other photo details, and a larger section of the
1:50,000 Ordnance Survey map.
The article Ordnance Survey Map SymbolsExternal link
gives an introduction, and links to others in the set of articles.

Camping and caravan sites

Camp site


SH5605 : Cae Du camp site.
SH5605 : Cae Du camp site. by Hefin Richards 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Caravan site

SY1690 : Oakdown Caravan Site
SY1690 : Oakdown Caravan Site by Kevin Hale 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Site for camping and caravans

This is a new symbol, it was not included in 2006 maps but is in 2008 maps.
SW8671 : Old MacDonald's Farm and Caravan Site, near Porthcothan
SW8671 : Old MacDonald's Farm and Caravan Site, near Porthcothan by David Hawgood 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright


Garden

NO1222 : The Sundial
NO1222 : The Sundial by Alastair Muirhead 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Golf course or links

NZ1835 : Lower end of Crook Golf Club
NZ1835 : Lower end of Crook Golf Club by Oliver Dixon 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

SD2808 : Golf Links, Freshfield, Formby, Merseyside
SD2808 : Golf Links, Freshfield, Formby, Merseyside by Keith Williamson 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Information Centre

open all year TM1644 : Information centre
TM1644 : Information centre by michael wade 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

seasonal
NN2603 : Ardgarten information centre
NN2603 : Ardgarten information centre by william craig 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Nature reserve

TG3519 : Alderfen Broad
TG3519 : Alderfen Broad by GaryReggae 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Parking

SK1752 : Tissington Trail car park at Tissington
SK1752 : Tissington Trail car park at Tissington by Nikki Mahadevan 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Park and ride (all year)
TM1347 : Park and Ride.
TM1347 : Park and Ride. by Eric Woodhouse 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Park and Ride (seasonal)
This is Falmouth Park and Float/Ride with bus or ferry to Falmouth. It is used in winter for boat storage, see SW7933 : Ponsharden Creek and the Park and Ride.
SW7933 : North Parade Marina from the Ponsharden 'Park and Ride' Car Park by Simon Huguet 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Picnic site

HY5803 : Picnic shelter at Barnes of Ayre, Deerness
HY5803 : Picnic shelter at Barnes of Ayre, Deerness by Mark Crook 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Place of tourist interest

The symbol is the blue hatching as a background to the name of the place
SU1782 : Coate Water, Swindon, Wiltshire
SU1782 : Coate Water, Swindon, Wiltshire by Brian Robert Marshall 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Recreation/Leisure/Sports centre

This is a new symbol, introduced between 2006 and May 2008, and was not included in earlier versions of this article.
TQ1582 : Gurnell Swimming Pool, Ealing
TQ1582 : Gurnell Swimming Pool, Ealing by David Hawgood 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Telephone

Public telephone
Note that there is often a public telephone by a post office, but the combination is shown with a P symbol for the post office, but not with a telephone symbol as well.
TQ5209 : Telephone box, Chalvington
TQ5209 : Telephone box, Chalvington by Simon Carey 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Motoring organisation telephone
NH9556 : Emergency phone on the A96 east of Nairn.
NH9556 : Emergency phone on the A96 east of Nairn. by Des Colhoun 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Viewpoint

SJ2857 : Viewpoint at Waen y Llyn Country Park
SJ2857 : Viewpoint at Waen y Llyn Country Park by Eirian Evans 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Visitor centre

NO0734 : Bankfoot Visitor Centre
NO0734 : Bankfoot Visitor Centre by Gordon Brown 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Walk or trail

NH9022 : The Red Squirrel Trail
NH9022 : The Red Squirrel Trail by Gary Rogers 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

SU2408 : Footpath in Bolderwood Grounds, New Forest.
SU2408 : Footpath in Bolderwood Grounds, New Forest. by Clive Perrin 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

World Heritage site

This is a new symbol, introduced between 2006 and 2008.
SP4416 : The West Front, Blenheim Palace.
[SP4416 : The West Front, Blenheim Palace. by Colin Smith 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Youth hostel

NX6188 : Kendoon Youth Hostel
NX6188 : Kendoon Youth Hostel by Oliver Dixon 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
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