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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.
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.
National Map Reading Week Q&A
We asked on Facebook and through our Customer Services for some of the more interesting questions about map reading and navigation - here's the results.
X Marks the spot! A fun way to introduce children to map reading
Map reading is a good skill to have in life; being able to find a grid reference, use a compass and read contour lines might even save your life one day. Ella (age 11) shows you how!
Beginners guide to using a compass
Even with a GPS in your phone, knowing how to navigate using a map and a compass is a great life skill. Here's a step-by-step guide to using compass bearings.
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