So you think you know your map symbols?

Once again this summer saw navigation skills being debated following walkers and holidaymakers being rescued from hills and mountainsides around the country. Whether using a paper map or a handheld GPS (not your satnav) to explore the great outdoors, you should ensure you are capable of reading a map and understanding the information displayed.  So, how about testing your knowledge of map symbols? How well do you think you know the symbols that appear on our OS Explorer and OS Landranger maps?

Test yourself on you map symbol knowledge, post your answers on the blog and we’ll let you know how you’ve scored.

And if you really enjoyed yourself, try out our previous map symbol quizzes too:

If you think you need to brush up on your skills after trying the quizzes – there is plenty of helpful advice on our website. There are useful guides for you to download, a series of videos recorded with the Wildlife Whisperer, Simon King, and information on map reading workshops.

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