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OS GetOutside Champions tell us why map reading is so important to them...
Seven Reasons to Learn Map Reading
Top tips to get children using paper maps
Teacher training: how to make map skills fun
Adrian Hall of Active Outdoor Discovery is an Outdoor Activities Instructor, Mountain Leader and Expedition leader - and has spent the last few years inspiring children to learn all about maps
Who knew? - Women can read maps after all!
Blonde Two (Fi Darby) explains her own personal journey with map reading and finding a new confidence to navigate. Discover how you can too!
Becoming a navigator
The OS GetOutside Champions recently learnt how to navigate with just a compass and a map thanks to the team at Ultimate Navigation School – find out how they got on and how you can join a course.
How to spot history in your OS map
Mary-Ann Ochota, OS GetOutside Champion & author of Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape reveals some of the most common archaeological clues you’ll spot on an OS map.
Top tips for map reading
Want to start navigating your way to new adventures? Map reading skills are essential for exploration. We asked our OS GetOutside Champions to suggest their tips for better map reading and more fun with maps.
Bonita's top tips for walking in winter
5 top tips for walking in in winter with OS #GetOutside champion, and avid mountain explorer, Bonita Norris.
The history of pub names
History-lover and GetOutside Champion Mary-Ann Ochota explores some of the history behind Britain's much loved pub names – and ways that you can tell what's occurred in the years before.
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