Navigating your way around 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. This applies whether you are using a traditional paper map, an app or GPS device or any other online tools; being able to read a map could get you out of serious trouble as well as saving your life.
To help you to get the most out of your map, and to help you make the most of the Great British countryside, we are delighted to announce this year’s series of map reading workshops in venues across the country with the support of Costwold Outdoors stores
The workshops are free to attend and will be delivered by Ordnance Survey experts. They are aimed at beginners and seek to provide attendees with the confidence to enjoy exploring the outdoors. The event will take attendees through basic map reading skills including mapping and compass reading. All participants will also receive 25% off any Ordnance Survey maps purchased on the day.
Workshops will begin promptly at 6:30pm, lasting for one hour. This will be followed by an opportunity to speak to the experts and browse the store. Tickets are free and can be picked up or reserved over the phone at the store. Tickets are limited so please get organised and book in advance to secure your space. Check your local store for details or online here for the list of dates and venues.
We are delighted that the venture is being supported by our friends at Cotsworld Outdoors again this year. Britain’s landscape has so much to offer and being able to navigate your way around makes the whole experience so much more enjoyable. If you can’t get to any of the workshops, don’t forget there are a range of map reading videos and guides on our website which are free to use.
And keep an eye on our Twitter feed (@OrdnanceSurvey) for further announcements and hints on map reading and additional dates to be added to the schedule!