We’ve had some fantastic feedback from people across Britain since the launch of the five map reading videos with our #GetOutside champion Steve Backshall earlier this month. The good news is – we’ve added three more to the collection to keep your map reading skills in tip-top condition.
The news about the decline in map reading skills divided you all. Some were horrified and others thought it was only natural, but regardless of opinion – there’s now no excuse for not knowing how to map read!
Navigation is an essential skill for any explorer or outdoor enthusiast and being able to confidently use a map is a vital skill which everyone should have before setting off on an outdoors adventure. Whether you’re using a paper or a digital map, you need to be able to read the landscape around you.
New map reading videos
The new videos cover off taking a six-figure grid reference, taking a compass bearing and understanding magnetic north. They join the existing five videos covering choosing the right map, understanding map symbols, understanding contours, how to take a four-figure grid reference and understanding your compass.
We’ve compiled all eight videos into a handy playlist, take a look: