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Peak offers map reading course

Posted 27 February 2012
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Peak offers map reading course
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Inexperienced walkers keen to learn how to get the best use out of their Ordnance Survey maps may benefit from a one-day event run by the Peak District National Park Authority next month.

The Map Reading for Beginners (Grade B) course will be held in the Macclesfield Forest on March 10th, with the day starting at Trentabank Car Park at 10:30 GMT and ending at 16:00 GMT.

Participants have been advised to bring walking boots and waterproofs as they are taught navigational skills that could help them through the woods and the hills around the area, which will also involve some compass work.

People who could have benefitted from improved map-reading skills in a wooded area include two members of a party of 11 who got lost on Claife Heights near Windermere after dark on February 23rd.

They became lost in an area the team described as one "full of tracks which can be disorientating, especially if it is dark and one is unfamiliar with the region".ADNFCR-2803-ID-801302656-ADNFCR