Don’t be afraid of the arcane-looking device that is the compass. Its two most important functions take just a couple of minutes to learn. They could save you a whole heap of bother – and knowing them makes you a more competent navigator than 99.9% of the population.
Do you know more about the routes up Snowdon than the dozens of footpaths a mile or two from your house?
The essentials of navigation: the tips and know-how of map and compass to leave you feeling confident to go exploring.
Don't be mystified by mapping! Plan and navigating your own walk in unfamiliar countryside is rewarding and straightforward with just a little practise.
Now you know what’s what here are some handy hints for getting the most from your map.