FYA Basics - Map Basics

Map Basics - Access Land

Map Basics - Access Land

On the larger scale maps, such as the Ordnance Survey Explorer mapping (shown at 1:25k scale) you will notice large areas of yellowish ground, typically (but not exclusively) on higher ground.
Map Basics - Rights of Way

Map Basics - Rights of Way

These are given their own section in the legend of your map.  
Map Basics - Paths & Tracks

Map Basics - Paths & Tracks

Paths, tracks, roads, and other type of trails or thoroughfares are all illustrated as different types lines over the surface of a map.
Map Basics - Vegetation

Map Basics - Vegetation

Wooded areas, forestry, copses, spinneys, and glades are marked in light green, and helpfully are often marked out with the general type of trees they contain – rounded, cloud-like tree icons for deciduous woodland, and pointed Christmas tree-like icons for coniferous/evergreen woodland.
Map Basics - Water Features

Map Basics - Water Features

Water courses such as rivers, streams and brooks are marked as blue lines on the map.
Map Basics - Contour Lines

Map Basics - Contour Lines

Contour lines are the absolute cream of the crop when it comes to map features.
Map Basics - The Legend

Map Basics - The Legend

The legend contains a list of all of the icons and features which can be seen on the map.
Map Basics - Map Scale

Map Basics - Map Scale

The map's scale gives you the information you need to establish how far a section of  our route on the map is on the ground.
Map Basics - The Grid

Map Basics - The Grid

On each map, you’ll notice a grid of squares covering the entire surface of the map. 
Map Basics - UK Map Brands

Map Basics - UK Map Brands

Our favourite UK map brands are based on clarity and practicality. 
Map Basics - What is a Map?

Map Basics - What is a Map?

I guess we should start with a little summary of what a map is – back to school stuff for some of you, but bear with us, we’ll be brief.