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Half-term Map Reading Fun for Children

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Families or children will be invited to join forces in pairs or teams to find natural and man-made features in the landscape using grid references and the four cardinal directions. There may even be a letterbox or two to find along the way! A photo on their phone (or yours!) will be proof that the object has been located. And each object found will piece together to solve a picture puzzle. 

Join us for a fun and active morning where children will be encouraged to work without direct supervision, giving them a sense of independence and adventure.

Map reading is a life-long skill that can be applied to walking, running, or just enjoying the great outdoors together. (It also helps once you’re old enough to drive a car too!)

Recommended age-range: 7-12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Price: £10 per child. Group size is limited so pre-booking is essential. 

Further Information

Where to meet: Fingle Bridge near Drewsteignton, EX6 6PW (don't rely on sat nav for exact location). Directions

What to bring: Sturdy and waterproof walking boots/shoes/wellies. Plenty of warm layers including gloves and hat. Waterproof jacket and trousers (whatever the forecast). Lunch, snacks, and hot drinks/flask. 

If you have them, please also bring a map (OL28 Ordnance Survey map of Dartmoor) and a compass. (Silva is recommended and a good source of compasses e.g.: Any of the following would be fine: Silva Starter 8; Silva Field; Silva Ranger; Silva Expedition 4.) Don’t worry if you don’t have them, we will have map copies and some spare compasses.

Cancellation: The walk will go ahead come rain or shine. It will be postponed if we consider the weather too dangerous for children (please check your emails 12-24 hours beforehand). Sorry no refunds if you’re unable to attend.

Photographs: We would like to take photographs of the day to share with you and our Dartmoor’s Daughter community on Facebook/Website. Please let us know if you prefer not to have your or your children’s photograph taken.

Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents.