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Map reading skills for children
Instil a love of the outdoors that will last a lifetime.
Map reading skills - advanced guides
Learn some of the more advanced map reading skills for more extreme adventures or just to challenge yourself.
Map reading skills - beginner's guides
Map reading made easy! For beginners to advanced, adults or teenagers, find all you need to make map reading easy
Free Map Reading Guides
Learn map reading skills for free with guides from National Map Reading Week, which aims to inspire people of all ages and interests to GetOutside, explore, find adventure and make memories. Reading a map can you off the usual paths, and we’re here to help you learn how!
Map reading week 2019 quiz
Give your kids more time
Our lifestyle today means that for the first time ever, our children could have a lower life expectancy than us. Their physical and mental wellbeing is directly related to the amount of time they spend outside.
A Tale of three Norths
When you first start to map read or work with a compass, the one element that always causes most confusion is that of North! We should all know that the top of the map is North - but which one?
OS GetOutside Champions tell us why map reading is so important to them...
The 2017 Map Reading quiz!
In time for National Map Reading Week, test your map reading skills with our map reading quiz.
Seven Reasons to Learn Map Reading