How to use your compass

Having been an avid reader of this blog – we’ll have persuaded you to buy Ordnance Survey paper maps. You’ll know, from previous blog posts what map symbols mean, what contour lines are and how to provide an accurate grid reference to pin point where you are. The next step is being able to use your map to navigate using a compass. If you haven’t yet got a compass – we have a selection for sale in our online shop.

First of all – let’s watch this film that Simon King has made about getting to know your compass.

Let’s recap on what Simon has said in the film – before we look at how to use a compass – we need to understand all the parts of a compass. Continue reading “How to use your compass”