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Cover of Map and Compass
13 Apr 2016
21.6 x 13.8 x 1.1cm
1st Published
5 Mar 2013
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Map and Compass

by Pete Hawkins
Book published by Cicerone Press

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.

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Knowing how to use a map and compass is a liberating experience. If you can invent your own routes and get away from the crowds with confidence, it will add an extra dimension to your experience of the great outdoors.

This comprehensive guide to navigation, using a map and compass as well as GPS and other technologies, will give you the confidence to do just that. Expert navigation coach Pete Hawkins shares his experience and practical tips to offer all readers the inspiration and information they need to get off the beaten track and explore the landscape for themselves.

This guidebook offers a wealth of knowledge to inexperienced map readers, with clear instruction on all the basic methods needed for effective navigation. However, the more technical aspects such as using a map in poor weather conditions and on unfamiliar terrain means that even accomplished navigators will find this book useful and informative.

The first part of the book looks in detail at the map, how to choose the right map for your activity and how to learn to pick out the features that are important and disregard the ones that are not. It then moves on to a range of techniques for using a compass to navigate in good conditions and bad, whatever the terrain and visibility. Also included are tips on using digital mapping and GPS and navigating abroad.

Pete Hawkins is also the author of the Cicerone mini-guide Navigation and Navigating with a GPS.


  • Seasons
  • Difficulty
    Covers everything from basic map-reading skills to advanced techniques for navigating in bad visibility on tricky terrain

August 2013

Appendix A - Useful Addresses

The Mountainwalking Leader Training Board information is now out of date. It should read:

Mountain Training
Siabod Cottage
Capel Curig
LL24 0ES
Tel 01670 720272


Preface to the second edition     

Chapter 1: Why Learn to Navigate?      
Chapter 2: Introducing the Map      
Chapter 3: Map Detail      
Chapter 4: Grid Lines and References      
Chapter 5: Understanding Contours      
Chapter 6: Planning Your Walks      
Chapter 7: Introducing the Compass      
Chapter 8: What do we Mean by a Bearing?      
Chapter 9: Walking with Your Compass      
Chapter 10: Timing, Pacing and Other Techniques      
Chapter 11: On Getting Lost!      
Chapter 12: Rain, Mist and Darkness      
Chapter 13: Navigating Abroad      
Chapter 14: GPSs and Other Technology      
Chapter 15: Further Practice     

Appendix A: Useful Addresses      


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