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Beginner's Map Reading Workshops - Free!

CommunityJames Hipkiss

Cotswold Outdoor's latest initiative is to run free map reading workshops in stores between now and June. Aimed at the map reading novice, these workshops take you through understanding what a map is telling you through map symbols, contour lines and topography.

You'll also cover how to effectively take grid references - 4 figure, 6-figure and the national grid system - and how to take a compass bearing. The following locations will host the workshops: 10 May - London Knightsbridge 12 May - Chester 19 May - Newcastle 25 May - London Holborn 2 June - Tunbridge Wells 7 June - Cambridge 9 June - Guildford 22 June - Exeter Contact you nearest store directly to book a place. It's also worth remembering that all participants are being offered 25% off Ordinance Survey Maps bought on the day!

So if navigation is something you'd like to know more about, this is a great place to start. Check out the website below.