Become a geography whiz (ages 7-11)
Swot up on your map reading skills and watch wildlife presenter Steve Backshall's videos - he's got some really helpful tips.
4-figure grid reference
6-figure grid reference
Height and shape
Map reading skills
All you need to know about maps: symbols, grids, scale, the height of land and using a compass.Learn map skills
Easy peasy map guide
Get some helpful tips on how to use a map when you're outside exploring.Map reading help
Map of Great Britain
How many places, regions and boundaries do you know? Use these maps to test your knowledge.Download map of GB
Map of Europe
See how many countries you can name. Have you been to any of these places?Download map of Europe
Remember the basics...
These videos will help to jog your memory on the map reading basics: