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Advanced navigation: never be lost again
When you're walking, running or climbing at night or in poor visibility, things don't always go as planned. Here's how to find your location and never be lost again.
Take the Map Reading quiz!
Test your knowledge of map reading and British geography with our quick map reading quiz for National Map Reading Week.
A beginners guide to the compass
Get to know your compass and it will become an indispensable tool.
Have yourself a mappy little treasure hunt
OS #GetOutside champions, The Meek Family, love to find new ways to make maps more fun. Try their mappy treasure hunt game and discover more about map reading.
An advanced guide to measuring distance
A critical part of navigation is being able to calculate distance on a map, then estimate that distance on the ground ot reach your next navigation point. Here we are looking at skills for walkers and runners.
A beginners guide to measuring distance on a map
Measuring distance is a key tool in map reading and is especially useful for hikers and cyclists who want to measure how far they have travelled or how far they wish to go. Learn how to easily measure distance with our quick and simple guide.
Advanced guide to reading contours and relief
Understanding contours and relief on a map is essential for safe planning and navigation across the varied terrain you may encounter on your outdoor adventures.
How to be a Landscape Detective: Six Things to Look For On Your Next Walk
Become a landscape detective and discover the hidden secrets of Britain's past with #GetOutside champion, and anthropology and archaeology specialist, Mary-Ann Ochota.
A beginners guide to understanding map contour lines
Learn the use and meaning of contour lines on maps and understand how to use them on your map when you're planning routes or out and about.
An advanced guide to understanding map scale
Understanding map scales is vital to successfully using maps for planning and navigation. Boost your map reading skills with this advanced guide for understanding key features.
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