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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
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