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 - 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 - 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.