Map Reading

This worksheet can be used on the walk or in the classroom. The worksheet introduces pupils to the basics of an Ordinance Survey Map. Armed with a compass the children will be able to locate magnetic north. Using the landscape features and the map key they should be able to locate themselves on the map and orientate the map correctly. The worksheet also allows pupils to identify a number of landscape features and explore some of the most common features on any Ordinance Survey map.

For more guidance read the Teacher's Map Reading Guide on the right. Each walk has its own Map Reading Worksheet so that it is specific to the actual walk being taken. Download the relevant Map Reading worksheet on the right.


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