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Look at the following map:

We are going to work out the six figure grid reference for the bridge where the B6718 crosses the river Hadd at the south of the map. As you get more used to doing this, you will work out the entire easting, then the entire northing, rather than working out 4 figure then 6 figure. That is what we will try now. You will also estimate the 100km grid.

The easting is between 02 and 03. It is just under half way between - so it is 024.

The northing is between 08 and 09. It is about 3/10 of the way up, so it is 083.

The final reference is (024 083) - EASY!

There really isn't anything hard about six figure grid references - it just takes practise to get up to speed with them.

Now try some examples.

CONTINUE

 

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