Navigation Skills - Hedleyhope Fell - County Durham (with maps)

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Working on Compass Skills, Map Reading Skills (incl. contours), Pacing and other navigational skills whilst on Hedleyhope Fell in Durham County. (Map showing location of Hedleyhope Fell:,-1.769571 )


Maps (either OS Explorer 307 [Consett and Derwent Reservoir] or print offs of the attached maps), Compasses, First Aid Kit, Waterproofs, Drink, etc...


Set the young people various tasks based on their surroundings:
1 - identify where they are on the map (this might be by reading the contours, using field boundaries as lines across the fell or by using a couple of bearings and triangulation).
2 - correctly navigate to another point.
3 - give bearings to landmarks they can see (windturbines for instance).
4 - work on pacing to estimate distances.


  • navigation
  • bearings
  • compass
  • Durham
  • hedleyhope fell
  • map
  • map reading
  • map skills
  • ordnance survey
  • OS
  • OS map
  • pacing

Badge Links

  • Map Reader - Compass points
  • Map Reader - Contours
  • Map Reader - Outdoors
  • Map Reader - Symbols