My eight-year-old son seems wired for Minecraft. It’s almost a drug. But he is a curious fellow, and he’s been opening the map drawer at home and taking a look. We’ve a collection of about thirty Ordnance Survey maps, several of which I’ve inherited from my father who was a keen walker and countryside lover.
My son has laid out all the maps on the living room floor and he’s identified some gaps. North Wales, for instance. I use his Christmas money (£20) to order the three maps for the Snowdonia National Park and there’s great excitement when these arrive in the post.
Inspired by the maps, we’re planning a few days away in Snowdonia National Park this summer, staying at Idwal Cottage Youth Hostel in the mountain region and then at a Bed and Breakfast by the coast, near Barmouth. Better than screen time….