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Ordnance Survey adventurers will be at Cotswolds Outdoors across the country giving free map reading lessons.

30 November 2015

Ordnance Survey adventurers will be at Cotswolds Outdoors across the country giving free map reading lessons. The workshop is for beginners and aims to give them the confidence to better explore and enjoy the outdoors. Tickets to the event are free, but space is limited, so contact the store now to book your place.

Steve Backshall

Earlier this year it was widely reported in the national media that map reading skills are dying out. News that prompted OS ambassador and TV presenter, Steve Backshall to make a series of short YouTube films showing people how simple it is to do.

Steve says, “I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world with my job, and Britain is right up there as one of the most beautiful and interesting countries to discover and explore — and with a map you get so much more out of the experience. Everyone should be able to read a map and use a compass. It can also save lives.”

Mike Stevens, Retail Director for Cotswold Outdoor, added: “It’s fantastic for us to be in a position to offer our customers free navigation workshops with Ordnance Survey again this year. Britain’s landscape has so much to offer and being able to navigate your way around safely makes the whole experience so much more enjoyable. As a company that prides itself on expert knowledge, this is an important service for us to be able to offer, enabling us to equip customers with both knowledge and kit for when they head outdoors.”

Find your nearest store: http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/os-workshops

Steve Backshall map reading films are on YouTube

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Contact us

For more information:

Contact: Keegan Wilson, Senior Press Officer

Email: keegan.wilson@os.uk

Phone: (+44) 023­ 8005 5332

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