Map reading is not the hardest skill in the world to master but to some it may well be.
The hardest part of map reading is have in the confidence to KNOW where you are and where you need to be. Don’t be frightened to get a Ordinance Survey map and have a go. Nowadays we all have smart phones and I know as I have an Iphone that you have perminant GPS signal and you could find out where you are at any time. Even if you cannot get any signal you can easily walk to find an area that does give you signal and start from there.
I have attached a link below from Ordinance Survey to give you all the info you need to get an idea of how to map read and what to do when you are lost.
However our free guided circular pub walks are not to stressful even on the most novice of walkers so please take a browse and download a walk and have ago.