The Ordnance Survey have put online eight excellent videos on YouTube presented by TV presenter, adventurer and OS champion Steve Backshall which take you through the basics of how to read an OS map and how to use a compass. Here they are.
(You do need to watch some in order, for example "Taking a 6-figure grid reference" refers back to "Taking a 4-figure grid reference" and the three compass ones are really a set.)
Choosing the right map
Understanding map symbols
Understanding contour lines
Taking a 4-figure grid reference
Taking a 6-figure grid reference
How to use a compass
Taking a compass bearing
Understanding magnetic north
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