Recently on our sister Walk London facebook site, we asked how people prepare for a walk and if they like to walk with a map. I was so surprised at the number of replies from people who dash out of the house and wander down a promoted route, and perhaps if they miss a sign post or two they read a bit more at home then go back another day to carry on! As a self-confessed map fan, I am rarely without a map when out walking - and I love to be the one holding the map too! For others, the thought of being lost meant a bit of excitement and finding something unexpected. What about you, do you print out a map of a walk to take with you?
Then, at book club we decided to make some origami flowers out of old magazines. A strange activity for a book group perhaps, but there is a flower festival at the end of June and so that is our offering - paper flowers. I decided to make mine out of some maps I had been proof-reading for easy and fun walks around some of the Olympic venues (you can download the finished maps from the Walk Engalnd website - scroll down to London 2012). The maps are so colourful I thought they'd make interesting origami flowers! You can see my results here in the photos - some roses and some lillies - a productive use of a wet weekend afternoon!
So, we'd be interested to know - what do you think about maps? Do you print out a map to take with you? Or would you rather see old maps folded in to origami flowers?! Let us know by adding a comment below!