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The 2017 Map Reading quiz!
In time for National Map Reading Week, test your map reading skills with our map reading quiz.
Teacher training: how to make map skills fun
Adrian Hall of Active Outdoor Discovery is an Outdoor Activities Instructor, Mountain Leader and Expedition leader - and has spent the last few years inspiring children to learn all about maps
Who knew? - Women can read maps after all!
Blonde Two (Fi Darby) explains her own personal journey with map reading and finding a new confidence to navigate. Discover how you can too!
Becoming a navigator
The OS GetOutside Champions recently learnt how to navigate with just a compass and a map thanks to the team at Ultimate Navigation School – find out how they got on and how you can join a course.
How to spot history in your OS map
Mary-Ann Ochota, OS GetOutside Champion & author of Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape reveals some of the most common archaeological clues you’ll spot on an OS map.
Top tips for map reading
Want to start navigating your way to new adventures? Map reading skills are essential for exploration. We asked our OS GetOutside Champions to suggest their tips for better map reading and more fun with maps.
The history of pub names
History-lover and GetOutside Champion Mary-Ann Ochota explores some of the history behind Britain's much loved pub names – and ways that you can tell what's occurred in the years before.
National Map Reading Week Q&A
We asked on Facebook and through our Customer Services for some of the more interesting questions about map reading and navigation - here's the results.
X Marks the spot! A fun way to introduce children to map reading
Map reading is a good skill to have in life; being able to find a grid reference, use a compass and read contour lines might even save your life one day. Ella (age 11) shows you how!
Beginners guide to using a compass
Even with a GPS in your phone, knowing how to navigate using a map and a compass is a great life skill. Here's a step-by-step guide to using compass bearings.
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