After a rather successful map and compass session with the explorers, it seemed wise to put some resources in one place for the future. Here are the videos that we used and there are some extra links at the bottom that can be useful.

How to choose the right Ordnance Survey map

Understanding map symbols

Learn about contour lines

Understanding grid references

Know your compass

How to use a compass

The Silva 1-2-3 Method

Ordnance Survey v Google Maps Mash

Where’s the foot path? Click Here?

Ordnance Survey Advanced Map Reading

 Click here for very useful guide to advanced map reading (pdf – 1.4Mb)