The rise in the use of in-car satellite navigation has had one sad consequence – very often younger people can’t actually read a map, and that’s a real shame.
In past years, if you wanted to get somewhere, you would spend time planning your route, writing down the navigation instructions for your journey, with a passenger calling them out.
You would be aware of special sights of interest along the way, and places of interest to visit, but you don’t get that with satellite navigation, unless you specifically ask for it.
AA’s latest road atlas for 2014 is just arriving in shops and at £9.99 for a scale of three miles to an inch it is great value, as well as providing lots of detail along your route.
It covers 136,000 miles of UK roads, including 2,170 miles of motorways, and over 31,000 cities, towns and villages. For those that are looking for a little bit of culture, there’s more than 1,000 museums and art galleries, 281 historic houses and 139 castles or forts.
The AA 2014 road atlas is available direct from the AA at www.theaa.com/shop or in any good bookshop.
It costs £9.99, or £10.99 for a more durable spiral bound edition.
Product: AA 2014 Road Atlas
Telephone: 01903 828535
Price: £9.99 (Spiralbound £10.99)