Shaun the Sheep recommends Buriton walk

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Part of a campaign to help children … 

Ordnance Survey mark National Map Reading Week in August with a campaign to get children outdoors and reading maps.

The campaign offers anyone the chance to brush up on map reading skills, whether exploring from home, on day trips or at holiday destinations across the country.

Natural England have also joined the campaign to try and get families out walking in the countryside. 

The two national organisations have chosen eight new Shaun the Sheep Countryside Code Walks which are accessible, suitable for families and perfect for all ages.

Details of the Buriton walk can be found here.

Earlier in the year Shaun the Sheep was unveiled as the champion of the Countryside Code, encouraging young people to “respect, protect and enjoy”.

The latest campaign aims to give young children a chance to learn about map reading and how to behave in the countryside.

The other seven walks feature Bamburgh in Northumberland, Tintagel in Cornwall, Ravenglass in the Lake District, the River Thames in the Chilterns, Pembroke Castle in Wales, the Lizard in Cornwall and the Seven Sisters in Sussex.

Details of all the Shaun the Sheep Countryside Code walks can be found here with information (and a Shaun the Sheep video) about the Countryside Code here.