For more than 200 years, Ordnance Survey has helped people explore Great Britain. Today, we’re inspiring even more people to get outside more often, with our iconic maps available on mobile and desktop. We make the outdoors enjoyable, accessible and safe with innovative navigation features including stunning 3D mapping and augmented reality, paper maps, guides and GPS navigation devices. Our GetOutside initiative is growing, and as the officially endorsed outdoor engagement campaign in the UK, we’re inspiring people to find new places, create lasting memories and discover the great British countryside. In doing so, we help keep the nation active, fit and healthy.
James Forrest- Adventurer, Author, Hiker, Ordnance Survey Get Outside Champion
Former bored office worker turned adventure travel writer, James Forrest is the record-breaking adventure who lives mountains. Nicknamed Mountain Man by the Sunday Telegraph, James climbed all 446 mountains in England and Wales in six months in 2017 – the fastest ever time. And in 2018 he repeated the feat in Ireland, climbing 273 mountains in just 8 weeks – another peak-bagging record.
James will be speaking with host Andrew Dickens on The Food & Travel Stage- Thursday January 17th 2019- 13.00PM
Dr Emma Brennand - Freelance film maker, director and Ordnance Survey champion
Dr. Emma Brennand is a journalist, photographer & documentary filmmaker with a passion for wildlife conservation and outdoor education. Emma worked for the BBC for over 10 years working across BBC News and TV productions such as Spring watch & Autumn watch before joining the Planet Earth II team where she led teams in some of the most challenging environments on the planet. She is a keen hiker, climber and working towards her International Mountain Leader. Last year she also caught the wild swimming bug and completed the OSS Bantham Swoosh (6K), Dart 10K and Scilly Isles Challenge (16K). She is an experienced expedition leader and volunteers for two youth development charities; Youth adventure trust & the British Exploring Society. Ordnance Survey Wildlife on our Doorstep
Emma will be appearing with host Andrew Dickens on The Food & Travel Stage - Friday 18th January 2019 at 14.00pm
Matthew Kettlewell - Expedition Leader, Adventurer and Ordnance Survey Getoutside Champion
After suffering from mental health issues as a teenager, Matt found himself thrust into the world of adventure at 18. After accidentally taking a job in South Africa working with injured wild life. From there he discovered his love for travel, and set out to do the first circumnavigated loop of Vietnam on a 50cc scooter. Taking on jungles, mountains, deserts and swamps on the way, as well as one of the deadliest roads in the world. In 2016 he set out again, this time for a long walk, Down Central America. Passing through a country known as the murder capital of the world, to one known as the happiest. Spending nights up active Volcanos and in disused swimming pools. Now Matt is out to get more people outside and living life more adventurously. Working alongside ordnance Survey on their Getoutside campaign.
Matthew will be speaking on the Meet the Experts Stage- Saturday 19th January 2019 - 12.00pm.
Anna Hughes- Cyclist, Author and adventurer.
Anna is a cyclist, adventurer and author. A lifelong environmentalist, she is passionate about low-carbon travel. Her many adventures within the UK reveal that there are thousands of hidden gems on our doorstep just waiting to be discovered. Anna will be talking to Andrew Dickens about slow travel, in particular cycling and sailing the coast of the UK, cycling from Land’s End to John o’ Groats, and ditching the plane in favour of low-carbon modes of transport. Andrew will be cooking up a vegan Tikka Sizzler Chickpea Dal while they talk.
Anna will be with host Andrew Dickens on The Food & Travel Stage- Sunday 20th January 2019- 13.00pm.