Navigation Skills

Even with a GPS in your smartphone, knowing how to navigate using a map and a compass is an important requirement when in the mountains. Below are a collection of resources compiled for various resources to help you on your way (and get back safely again!)…

  1. Ordnance Survey beginners guide to using a Compass
  2. Ordnance Survey beginners guide to understanding contour lines
  3. Ordnance Survey beginners guide to measuring distance on a map 
  4. Ordnance Survery beginners guide to understanding map scales
  5. Ordnance Survey beginners guide to map grid references

There are also some useful tips in the Trail publication here