ADVENTURES IN SCOTLAND
Welcome to hiking-scotland.co.uk, a place for hikers, walkers and hill baggers. I hope to share a little bit of experience, some walk reports and generally take account of our adventures in the Scottish outdoors.
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Walking on a compass bearing uses your compass to direct you in a straight line to your desired location. You walk relative to magnetic north and can use either your map or the ground around you to determine the correct direction. You must take care to account for obstacles between you and your objective, as … Continue reading How To Walk On A Compass Bearing
A compass is used to find magnetic north orientate yourself and you your map to the ground, and navigate on a bearing in your desired direction of travel. It is an invaluable tool for anyone travelling in the wilderness, hiking in the mountains or anywhere that you cannot use a GPS. So, how do you … Continue reading How To Use A Compass
Orientating your map is a key skill that many hikers rely on. It allows you to line up what is on your map, using north and visual topographical features, to the ground around you and the landscape in which you are travelling. Doing it correctly will allow you to navigate effectively over the course of … Continue reading How to Orientate a Map