Because it's Friday: "Britain’s most trodden paths?" by Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey has analysed over 500,000 routes recorded via it’s current “digital products” and put together a fabulous set of visualisations.

They’ve also assessed the data for the most popular routes. Not surprisingly Lake District routes dominate the league table of 1km grids squares. Scafell Pike Summit (OSGB GridRef: NY2107) is at the top of the list and another 18 Lake District grids in the top 20.

On the overall map it’s also interesting to see longer routes visualised such as the Coast-to-Coast, the West Highland Way, the Pennine Way and Hadrian’s Wall (click on the image below to view the high-resolution image on Flickr)

OS Maps: Britain's favourite routes

The Lake District National Park

The Lake District - Britain's favourite #GetOutside location

Scafell Pike - Britain's most popular route area in OS Maps

1. Keswick - The Lake District - Britain's favourite #GetOutside urban location

2. Ambleside

OS Maps routes in London

Because it's Friday: "The Ultimate Door Bell" by Colin Furze

One of the things I remember about my father-in-law was a little obsession with door bells.

He would spend much of his time in the workshop and occasionally would miss people. There were a number of contraptions created from the various parts available in the workshop. Colin Furze takes this to a whole new level: