Map Reading for the Surrey Hills

12th February 2022, 10:00 - 15:30

Map Reading for the Surrey Hills
Wotton, RH5
10am – 3.30pm


The morning session will be indoors, learning about the features used on the Ordnance Survey Explorer map series and the basic use of a compass. After lunch we will head outdoors for a practical session relating the map to the surrounding landscape. This will involve short walks between areas providing good viewpoints of the surrounding area, with small group work to relate the map and compass to the landscape.

The session will start at 10.00am for coffee and biscuits with the training session starting at 10.15am. We will break for lunch 12.30pm – 1.15pm. Soup and a roll will be provided, but please feel free to bring additional food if you wish. We will be back at the hall by 3.00pm for a cup of tea and any final questions, finishing by 3.30pm.

A copy of Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 146 (Dorking, Box Hill & Reigate) and a basic compass, are required for the session (can be shared between two). These can be purchased from Outdoor shops, booksellers and Amazon. The compass wheel should be calibrated with 360 degrees and not any other notation. A waterproof mapcase will be useful if the weather is wet. Please bring a notebook and pencil.

This event will not be suitable for children under 14. During the afternoon session, we will be walking a short distance along possibly muddy footpaths, to gain good vantage points of the surrounding area.  Attendees must be able to manage a 1.5 mile walk with some uphill gradient. This may be slippery so please bring suitable footwear.

This event is not suitable for dogs.

The cost for the day will be £25 for members and £35 for non-members which includes tea/coffee biscuits on arrival, Soup & Roll for lunch and tea and cake in the afternoon.

Deadline for booking 4 February 2022.

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