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Pete Hawkins trained as a geography teacher and taught in schools for a year before escaping to the Peak National Park’s Environmental Centre for an outdoor job. As a navigation instructor he has taught both beginners how to read a map and compass and the more experienced how to hone their navigation skills. He runs the Silva-sponsored Silva Navigation School from his Peak District home.
He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, has worked for the BBC as a local radio reporter and leads walking holidays both at home and around the world.
An instructive guidebook explaining map and compass techniques, to help readers enhance their outdoor experiences. Whether you are experienced in map-reading, or have never used a compass before, this guidebook will sharpen your skills and have you exploring new areas in no time. There are also tips for GPS and digital mapping technologies.
This handbook to navigation - the practical technique of map and compass - will help you master the necessary skills for mountain walking. As a small, pocket guide, this is an ideal companion to take into the hills. Chapters include instruction in map reading, bearings, route planning, night navigation and bad weather, as well as with a GPS.