Map Reading Made Easy - Southwell Library - Adult Learning

Southwell Library, Southwell

Key details

Date -
Sessions Wednesdays: 1pm - 3pm
No. sessions 4
Venue Southwell Library, Southwell
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £18

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 
  • Using grid references help you to find places 
  • What is scale and how to measure distance 
  • How hills and mountains are shown on a map as contours  
  • Studying a map to interpret the landscape 
  • Using a compass and walking on a bearing 
  • Some advanced map reading techniques 
  • Planning a walk using a route card 
  • Essential equipment for walking  

Our Map Reading Made Easy course is suitable for anyone who wants to understand how to read a map and plan a walking route to enjoy the local countryside. No previous knowledge needed just an interest in walking in the countryside.

This subsidised course is programmed as part of the Miner2Major Landscape Partnership scheme. 

By the end for the course learners will be able to: 

  • Understand an ordnance survey map 
  • Find places using grid references  
  • Demonstrate basic use of a compass 
  • Plan a walk and complete a route card  
  • Describe some advanced map reading techniques 
  • List what to wear and take on a walk 

What to bring for this Course

You will need a pen and paper. All other equipment will be provided but if you have a ruler, a compass, an OS Explorer Map 270 Sherwood Forest, a calculator or phone calculator, and a magnifying glass, please bring them along.   

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further 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:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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