Tourist and Leisure symbols on OS 25K maps

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Note that from 2016 the boat hire and water activities symbols are being changed as paper maps are updated, and progressively on online maps.

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 symbolsExternal link 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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Parking OS25K Tourist - parkingSU9585 : Burnham Beeches car park by David HawgoodMap linkExternal link
Park and Ride, all year OS25K Tourist - park and rideTM2446 : The Exit of Martlesham Park & Ride by GeographerMap linkExternal link
Park and ride, seasonal OS25K Tourist - seasonal park & rideSW7933 : North Parade Marina from the Ponsharden 'Park and Ride' Car Park by Simon HuguetMap linkExternal link Falmouth Park and Ride/Float with bus or ferry service into town.
Information centre, open all year OS25K Tourist - information office all yearTG2142 : Information Centre by Craig TuckMap linkExternal link Visitor centre symbol here also
Information centre, seasonal OS25K Tourist - seasonal information officeSH7045 : The Information Centre, Church Street by Eric JonesMap linkExternal link
Access information point OS25K Access information pointNZ0043 : Parkhead by Peter McDermottMap linkExternal link This symbol goes with access landExternal link, but is repeated here as it is a similar i symbol.
Visitor centre OS25K Tourist - visitor centreTV5199 : Visitors' Centre, Seven Sisters Country Park by N ChadwickMap linkExternal link
Forestry Commission visitor centre OS25K Tourist - forestry information centreNY5087 : Dykecrofts Cottage by Peter McDermottMap linkExternal link
Public convenience (Public toilets) OS25K public toilets symbolSS9238 : Modern Mosaic by Barbara CookMap linkExternal link A symbol has replaced the abbreviation PC  OS25K Tourist - public convenience

Public telephone OS25K Tourist - public phoneNF6704 : 'Phone box at the cattle-grid by Barbara CarrMap linkExternal link
Roadside assistance telephone OS25K Tourist - road assistance phoneNO6589 : Glen Dye Phone by Andrew WoodMap linkExternal link This symbol is being withdrawn from 2016 on as maps are updated.
Emergency telephone OS25K Tourist - emergency phoneTG3533 : In case of an emergency by Evelyn SimakMap linkExternal link
Camp site OS25K Tourist - campNG8704 : Campsite, Barrisdale by DumgoyachMap linkExternal link
Caravan site OS25K Tourist - caravan siteNN0705 : Argyll Caravan Park by David HawgoodMap linkExternal link
Camping and caravan site OS25K Tourist - camp & caravan siteNG2547 : Dunvegan campsite by Nigel CorbyMap linkExternal link
Theme or pleasure park OS25K Tourist - theme parkNZ3767 : No signs of fun on a cold blustery December day by Iain MacaulayMap linkExternal link
Preserved railway OS25K Tourist railwaySJ1007 : Railway Engine sheds by John FirthMap linkExternal link

Public house OS25K Tourist - public houseSV8808 : Southernmost pub by Chris DownerMap linkExternal link
Picnic site OS25K Tourist - picnic siteSP4809 : Picnic area at Wolvercote by Steve DanielsMap linkExternal link
Country park OS25K Tourist - country parkSN0424 : Llys-y-Frân Country Park by Robin DraytonMap linkExternal link
Garden OS25K Tourist - gardenNR6447 : Azaleas in Achamore Gardens by David HawgoodMap linkExternal link
Craft centre OS25K Tourist - craft centreND3773 : John o'Groats Craft Centre by Stanley HoweMap linkExternal link
Nature reserve OS25K Tourist - nature reserveTR1247 : Entrance to Yockletts Banks Nature Reserve on Gogway by David AnstissMap linkExternal link
Other tourist feature OS25K Tourist - other featuresNO4130 : HM Frigate Unicorn by Bill NichollsMap linkExternal link

Viewpoints - with angle of view

Viewpoint - 90 degrees OS25K Tourist - 90 degree viewSU8786 : Winter Hill - aptly named today by Andrew SmithMap linkExternal link
Viewpoint - 160 degrees OS25K Tourist - 1`60 degree viewpointNN7645 : From Black Rock Viewpoint by Michael GrahamMap linkExternal link
Viewpoint - 180 degrees OS25K Tourist - 180 degree viewpointSN8395 : Toposcope near Foel Fadian by Rudi WinterMap linkExternal link
Viewpoint - 225 degrees OS25K Tourist - 225 degree viewpointSJ9693 : Hyde cenotaph by Stephen BurtonMap linkExternal link
Viewpoint - 360 degrees OS25K Tourist - 360 degree viewpointSO9540 : Toposcope on Bredon Hill by Bob EmbletonMap linkExternal link

Sports and activities

Recreation/leisure/sports centre OS25K Tourist - sports centreHU4641 : Clickimin Leisure Centre, Lerwick by Mike PenningtonMap linkExternal link
Walks/trails OS25K Tourist - walks/trailsNN5006 : Walk through the birch woodland near Loch Achray by Steven BrownMap linkExternal link
Cycle trail OS25K Tourist - cycle trailNX8359 : 7 Stanes Cycle Trail, Dalbeattie by Ann CookMap linkExternal link
Mountain bike trail OS25K Tourist - mountain bike trailNH5335 : Mountain bike trail, Rivoulich by John MacDonaldMap linkExternal link
Cycle hire OS25K Tourist - cycle hireSO6012 : Forest Cycle Hire by Jonathan BillingerMap linkExternal link Cycle trail and mountain bike trail symbols here also
Horse riding OS25K Tourist - horse ridingSD4029 : Wrea Green Equitation Centre by Alexander P KappMap linkExternal link
Slipway OS25K Tourist - slipwaySM8533 : Abercastle harbour slipway by Bob JonesMap linkExternal link
Boat trips OS25K Tourist - boat trips  OS25K symbol - Tourist - Boat trips symbol from 2016 (v2)NU2132 : Boat trip kiosks by Dave DunfordMap linkExternal link - Symbol being changed from 2016. Old symbol white sailing boat on a blue square, new symbol power boat.
Boat hire OS25K Tourist - boat hire  OS25K symbol - Tourist - Boat hire symbol from 2016 (v2)SY9287 : Boats for hire near South Bridge by Phil ChampionMap linkExternal link - Symbol being changed from 2016. Old symbol sailing boat within blue circle, new symbol power boat.
Fishing OS25K Tourist - fishingSK3375 : Fishing ponds at Barlow Common Side by Peter BarrMap linkExternal link

Water activities

From 2016 the single water activities symbol of a sailing boat is being replaced by five new symbols specifying the activity.
Water activities OS25K Tourist - water activitiesSH9235 : Bala Lake by Trevor RickardMap linkExternal link Symbol in use up to 2016 and being replaced, Blue boat, no square or circle around it. Slipway and fishing symbols here as well
Water activities (board) OS25K symbol - Tourist - Water activities on boardsSW8062 : National Surfing Centre, Fistral Beach by Derek HarperMap linkExternal link Map shows new symbol of kite surfer, photo SW7962 : Kite surfer off Fistral Beach
Water activities (paddle) OS25K symbol - Tourist - Water activities with paddlesSO1839 : Wye Valley Canoe Centre, Glasbury by JaggeryMap linkExternal link Map shows new symbol
Water activities (powered) OS25K - Tourist - Water activities, poweredSK4582 : Cable Water Ski Centre by John JenningsMap linkExternal link Map shows new symbol
Water activities - (sailing ) OS25K Tourist - Water activities with sailsSY6774 : Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy by Mike SmithMap linkExternal link Map shows new symbol
Watersports centre (multi activity) OS25K symbol - Tourist - Water, multi-activitySZ0488 : Sandbanks, Watersports Academy by Mike Faherty Map linkExternal link Map shows new symbol


Cathedral/Abbey OS25K Tourist - cathedralSN7465 : Strata Florida abbey cemetery by Rudi WinterMap linkExternal link CADW symbol also here
Museum OS25K Tourist - museumST1177 : Tannery - National History Museum of Wales, St Fagans by Rudi WinterMap linkExternal link
Castle OS25K Tourist - castleNU1835 : Bamburgh Castle from the west by Andrew CurtisMap linkExternal link
Building of historic interest OS25K Tourist - historic buildingNZ1264 : George Stephenson's cottage by Ken BrownMap linkExternal link National Trust symbol also here
Heritage centre OS25K Tourist - heritage centreNJ8400 : St Peter's Heritage Centre by Stanley HoweMap linkExternal link
National Trust OS25K Tourist - National TrustSE6779 : Nunnington Hall by Keith EvansMap linkExternal link Note that National Trust for Scotland symbols are in the Rights of Way and Access article.External link
English Heritage OS25K Tourist - English HeritageNZ3769 : The Keep, Tynemouth Castle by Roger CornfootMap linkExternal link
Historic Scotland OS25K Tourist - Historic ScotlandHU4640 : Clickimin Broch by Bob EmbletonMap linkExternal link
World Heritage OS25K Tourist - World HeritageSO2409 : World Heritage Site by Alan BowringMap linkExternal link
Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments OS25K Tourist - CADW Welsh Historic MonumentsSH5086 : The Lligwy Burial Chamber from the entrance to Plas Lligwy Farm by Eric JonesMap linkExternal link Cadw is Welsh for "To keep".
Roman site OS25K Tourist - Roman siteNZ3066 : Segedunum Roman Fort and Baths by Christine WesterbackMap linkExternal link

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