It’s been a busy busy week for A Walk in the Country but we aren’t resting this weekend – oh no – how could we when Monday is the start of National Map Reading Week?!
National Map Reading Week, which runs from October 16th – 22nd, is an awareness campaign created by our friends at Ordnance Survey to encourage everyone to improve their map-reading skills.
Our holidays are graded easy to challenging depending on the level of fitness and map comprehension skills needed to complete the route. Needless to say, as map reading can play a huge role in your walking holiday with us, we simply couldn’t resist sharing our favourite excellent (and free) resources to improve your map reading skills, courtesy of Ordnance Survey.
- Check out this From the Beginner to the Advanced Map Reader Guide for teenangers and adults looking build up their map reading skills
- We also found a Map Reading Made Easy Guide written for children which makes this an activity the whole family can get involved in
We challenge you to put down the phone, get outside, and go on an adventure as you navigate the landscape of the great outdoors. Be sure to come back and search for your dream walking holiday with us once you’re done. Our nifty search tool allows you to filter by grade, providing a perfectly matched list of walking holidays that meet your level of fitness and map comprehension skills. You can learn more about our grading system here.
Want to access more map reading resources? You can by visiting the Ordnance Survey National Map Reading Week page.
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