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22 March, 2021

Learn how to read a map with Steve Backshall

#GetOutside champion and naturalist Steve Backshall continues his series of map reading videos with Ordnance Survey by explaining how to choose the right map for your activity.

Every adventurer knows, even with new technology, that a paper map is a vital piece of equipment. Steve explains the difference between the OS Landranger and OS Explorer maps published by OS, and which to use for your next adventure.

This video is part of a series with Steve Backshall introducing you to map reading and navigation skills


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