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Challenge: Cross an ordnance survey map. Taken from the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Challenge 100


Ordnance survey map



• Decide which map you are going to cross — will it be your local one or one further afield.
• Carefully plan how you intend to cross the map — work out how many miles it will long will it take? Produce a route card.
• You need to decide on the method of transport that you are going to use to cross the map:
— Walking
— Cycling
— Car (Do any seniors drive — or perhaps a leader might take you)
— Local transport — bus, train, etc

Tips / Advice:
Local Tourist offices might have cycle routes, which cover your map or local transport timetables to help you plan.

Safety Issues I Risk Assessment:
• Make sure that you have all the necessary skills that you need before you attempt to do this challenge, e.g. map reading.
• Don’t attempt this challenge alone or without anyone knowing. Make sure a leader is aware of your arrangements and plans.
• Carry a mobile phone for emergencies.
• If walking cross country a leader who holds a current Expedition & Outdoor Leadership certificate must supervise this challenge.
• If driving ensure you have appropriate insurance.

For full details see the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Challenge 100


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