We've created a beautiful folded map of London's great outdoors. Crowdfunded by 308 backers and made for us by Urban Good CIC the massive map includes all of the capital’s 3,000 parks plus woodlands, playing fields, nature reserves, city farms, rivers, canals and all the spaces that contribute to London’s landscape.
Featured on BBC Countryfile’s special Cities episode, the map is your guide to exploring the capital. Some of the most iconic walks through and around London are drawn, such as the London Loop and Capital Ring, along with symbols marking places to swim outdoors, climb hills, pitch a tent or go kayaking. It even shows front and back gardens, but not any buildings!
By the end of 2017, over 6000 maps will have been distributed to people who requested one.
For 2018 we are making plans for public workshops to find out what you would like to see on the next edition of the map. And then in Spring 2018 we hope to do a huge print run and make sure 1000s more Londoners and visitors can get their hands on a free copy!
How to get a copy
One last chance in 2017! In December the last of the remaining maps will be available for collection in person from a few pop-up London locations. Follow @urbangoodcic on Twitter to stay tuned for when and where these might be.
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The making of the map
Urban Good have been working with us to create a really inspiring map that revels how London is not just a city, but an urban landscape too.
We've created the best printed public map for planning adventures in London’s great outdoors. The map includes the capital's green and blue space, hills and valleys, parks and commons, walks and public transport and many outdoor activities like kayaking and barbecuing. Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC (GiGL) have provided many of the data on display along with statistics for the Atlas on the read of the map. Further essential data was provided by Ordnance Survey.
How the map was Crowdfunded
308 backers helped crowdfund the map. Read the story over at Indiegogo.com