Here we go through the various Ordnance Survey map symbols & markings and explain their meanings.
Motorways are shown in blue, main roads are shown as purple and 'B' or secondary roads are orange.
Gradients show arrows pointing downhill.
Public Footpaths & Bridleways are generally shown on the maps as green dotted lines (see image).
(Note: Rights of Way are not on maps of Scotland)
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National Trails & Recreational Routes are also in green.
Permissive footpaths and bridleways are shown in yellow.
The map symbols for Tourism and Leisure information are blue and cover a wide range of visitor attractions and activities, including National Trust and English Heritage properties.
Picnic sites and viewpoints are also featured on maps.
Notice the difference in the Information Centres (see image); some may be seasonal!
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