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Preface by Alan Hinkes OBE Foreword Chapter 1 Why use a map and compass? Chapter 2 Map essentials - scales and grids Chapter 3 Map symbols and contours Chapter 4 Walking with the map Chapter 5 Introducing the compass Chapter 6 Choosing your compass Chapter 7 Taking a bearing from the map Chapter 8 Taking a bearing from the ground Chapter 9 Walking with map and compass Chapter 10 Route planning Chapter 11 Night and bad weather navigation Chapter 12 Technology - GPS and computer mapping Chapter 13 Where now? Appendix A Answers to questions Appendix B Useful contacts and addresses Appendix C Further reading Appendix D Navigational aid

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Pete Hawkins trained as a geography teacher and taught in schools for a year before escaping to the Peak National Park's Environmental Centre for an outdoor job. He took over map and compass training and has since written for a variety of outdoor magazines. He now leads walking holidays around the world from his base in the Peak District.

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