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Ordnance Survey 1:250,000

New on SABRE Maps are additional modern 1:250,000 layers from 2010 to the present day

Thanks to the joys of OpenData, SABRE Maps can bring the last 14 years of this modern mapping to you - and we're the largest freely available archive in the world of this mapping. See how much the road and rail networks have changed in this period, how much urban areas and land use have altered, and see if you can find any mapping errors as you do so!

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Image taken from the A87/Glen Shiel SABRE Wiki page

A87/Glen Shiel

East | Loch Loyne Road | A887 | West Much of this section of the A87 loosely follows the line of the old military road built by Major Caulfeild in the 1750s from Fort Augustus to Bernera Barracks at Glenelg on the west coast. 60 or 70 years later the route was rebuilt, seemingly almost entirely off line, by Thomas Telford as part of his commission on Highland Roads and Bridges. Move on another 100...

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Photo of the Month
Connel Bridge and Falls of Lora by Glen

Photo of the Month

Connel Bridge and Falls of Lora

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Image Galleries
Brynmawr Gateway Bridge and A465 section 2 dual carriageway newly completed after seven years, December 2021 by Jeremai

Image Galleries

We have a large collection of images of the UK and Ireland's road network.
These include photos of roads, signage, road features, bridges, street furniture, tunnels, and bridges. We also have diagrams of both historic and future road layouts and junctions.
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Ordnance Survey Ten-Mile Road Map of Great Britain cover, 1956 edition by Steven

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Covers of three Bartholomew's Pocket Plans: Edinburgh and Suburbs, Glasgow, and Glasgow and Suburbs. Various scales, dates unknown by Halmyre


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Dursey Island - 100km/h sign by c2r

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Pointing at Maps! 2023 SABRE AGM by Sabrista


SABRE is more than just a website - we're a real-world society.
We hold regular "awaydays", either in person or virtually, and "roadtrips" to visit different areas. All members are welcome.
  • 2024 AGM
    It's SABRE's annual general meeting. Don't worry about the admin bit, that doesn't take very long, but come and discuss roads and travel with an expected wide variety of maps and highway plans. 13 April 2024 AGM The Great Western, Wolverhampton
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Lay-by on the A35 by Marilyn Peddle

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