In the first of his regular tips, Joseph Quinn of www.walkaboutwicklow.com explains how to use your watch to find South.
Don’t have a compass and need to find south? No problem!
Use your watch – and here is how.
Hold your watch parallel to the ground.
Point the Hour hand at the sun.
Now half way between the hour hand and 12 is Due South – so now you can work out North (opposite Direction) and East and West.
See the illustration below for an example.
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Joseph Quinn runs Walkabout Wicklow, a leading hill walking and hiking company based in the Dublin and County Wicklow areas.The company offers hill walking courses, a hill walking social group and day tours. For more info, please contact Joe on Mob: 0867929579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.walkaboutwicklow.com.