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A comprehensive guide to navigation with a map and compass providing training on how to read a map and how to use a compass as well as more advanced techniques. Also features information on GPS and digital mapping methods. This book will be helpful whether you don't understand grid references or want to improve your night navigation.

Seasons

Navigation skills will help with adventures all year round, especially with night navigation, navigating in winter conditions or navigating in poor visibility

Centres

Chapters cover understanding a map, features, grid refs, contours; planning walks carefully; taking bearings, walking with a compass; timing, pacing and other techniques; what to do when you get lost and in poor visibility or darkness; navigating abroad and GPS and other digital technology.

Difficulty

Covers everything from how to read a map and understanding grid references to advanced techniques for navigating in bad visibility on tricky terrain

Must See

Learn how to use a map and compass to navigate more confidently; training on how to read a map and how to use a compass as well as advice on digital mapping
ISBN
9781852845988
Availability
Published
Published
5 Mar 2013
Reprinted
5 Jan 2024
Edition
Second
Pages
176
Size
21.60 x 13.80 x 1.10cm
Weight
300g
Overview

A comprehensive guidebook to navigation with a map and compass. The book covers both map reading and compass use for beginners and techniques for advanced map readers looking to improve their skills.

Chapters cover understanding a map, grid references, contours, taking bearings, walking with a compass, timing and pacing, what to do when you get lost and navigating abroad.

  • Plenty of illustrative map extracts, graphics and diagrams
  • Advanced techniques for night and poor visibility navigation
  • Advice on GPS and digital mapping technologies

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Pete Hawkins

By Pete Hawkins

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.  He took over map and compass training and has since written for a variety of outdoor magazines. He now leads walking holidays around the world from his base in the Peak District.

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