“The journey isn’t always the reward”

Although the signposting and marking of hiking trails has greatly improved, finding your way round is not always straightforward. Knowing your exact location when hiking can be crucial, especially in hazardous situations.

Regularly check where you are on the map and remember distinctive landmarks. If you arrive at a crossroads where the signposting is unclear, check your hiking map to make sure that you take the correct turn.

The ideal scale for a map is 1:25,000. On well-signposted trails and on open terrain, a scale of 1:50,000 is sufficient.

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