Want to get out in the countryside but don’t understand or get confused by countryside maps?

Get out in the countryside!  Don’t be confused by the maps…

walking festival pic 2013

September is a great time to get out into the country and do something outdoors. There are lots of things to do and see whether it is finding out more about birds, butterflies, plants, trees, or exploring paths and tracks near where you live or further a field in places such as The Chilterns or Peak district.

Whether you explore on a bike or on foot doesn’t matter the important part is just getting out. If what is stopping you is because you either don’t understand or get confused by maps of the countryside produced by the ordnance survey people then help is at hand.

There are two half day sessions taking place at the start of the Bedfordshire Walking Festival on Saturday 5th September. Titled “Maps can be fun” the three hour sessions will help you understand walking maps.

The sessions are being held at the Marston Vale Forest Centre Marston Mortaine, starting at 10-45am and 2-15pm . The cost of each session is £5. You can book via the Bedfordshire Festival web site www.bedswalkfest.co.uk/mapscanbefun.

If you have a group who would be interested please contact Nick Markham on 07803 125876 or email ivwramblers.nm@ntlworld.com. directly on the above address and he will be pleased to organise something for you.


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