Owning a compass isn't everything. Knowing how and when to use it is! Contrary to what many walkers think, using a compass is straightforward and easy to learn.
This practical guide to Navigation will help you get the most out of your map and give you the key skills to using your compass. It's then down to you. As with any skill, knowledge isn't enough. Practice will make perfect and with that will come the freedom and confidence to enjoy our hills and mountains.
Pete Hawkins is a qualified mountain leader, freelance journalist and the author of Map and Compass, published by Cicerone. He writes the monthly navigation column for a leading walking magazine.
Why use a map and a compass
Map essentials - scale grids contours
Map symbols and contours
Walking with your map
Choosing your compass
Taking a bearing
Taking bearings from ground
Walking with your map and compass
What to do at night or in bad weather
New technology - GPS and computer mapping
Published: 25 Jan 2007 Pages: 128 Dimensions: 15.5 x 10.0 x 1.0cm