Map Reading Made Easy - The Sherwood Forest Trust - Community Learning

The Sherwood Forest Trust, Edwinstowe

Important update: Bookings will close 7 days before the course starts.

Key details

Time 9:30am - 1pm
Venue The Sherwood Forest Trust, Edwinstowe
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 6
Cost Free

About this course

Interested in understanding the basics of map reading and navigation?  Join us on this interactive course where we will look at: 

  • What are all the different map symbols?
  • What direction are you going in?
  • How do grid references help you to find places?
  • What is scale?
  • How do you measure distance?
  • How are hills and mountains shown on a map?
  • How to plan a walking route?

Our Map Reading Made Easy online course is suitable for anyone who wants to understand how to read a map and plan a walking route to enjoy the local countryside.  By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understanding an ordnance survey map

No previous knowledge needed,  just an interest in walking in the countryside.  Planning a route using grid references.  Basic use of a compass.

For the course you will need a ruler, a piece of string or wool or a shoelace, a calculator or phone calculator, magnifying glass (not essential), pen and paper.  Please bring a coat and wear sensible footwear, in case of outdoor practical activities.

You will need to print a copy of Map Reading Made Easy

If you don’t have access to a printer don’t worry this workbook can be posted to you.

Booking your place and fee information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England.

This course is programmed as part of the Miner2Major Landscape Partnership scheme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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