|When exiting from a Sword Coast map area, you can travel to any other
visible area (that you have previously revealed by the method used in "Always
Reveal Adjacent Map Areas"), not just the area adjacent to the one you
left. For example, exiting to the East does not require you to enter
the adjacent area to the East - you can pick any ADJACENT area (i.e, adjacent
to any side of your current area) that you previously revealed. You
can 'jump' directly to (i.e., enter from a non-adjacent map area) any map
area that you have previously visited.
Some areas are revealed on the map at the start of the game, some become
revealed only by getting or completing quests, and others become revealed
when you exit the edge of an adjacent map sector. Some areas, although
revealed, cannot be entered until the completion of a quest. Some
Baldur's Gate: The city is always revealed on the map, but
cannot be entered until you have completed Chapter 4, then you must enter
(the first time) via the bridge.
BG Bridge Sector: The Bridge sector is always revealed on the map.
The Bridge sector can be entered at any time by going to the adjacent Ankheg
Farm sector, exiting this sector on the north edge, and entering the Bridge
sector. Once visited, you can 'jump' directly to the Bridge sector
from any non-adjacent sector (e.g., from from Cloakwood Mines sector).
You are not able, however, to cross the bridge into Baldur's Gate until
you have completed Chapter 4. If you have not completed Chapter 4,
you will only be able to explore the Bridge sector east of the river.
Gnoll Stronghold: Revealed when you get a quest to save Dynaheir,
but you can only enter from an adjacent map sector.
Bandit Camp: Revealed upon completing a quest, see Q/A/HINTS - GAME
PLAY - "The Bandit Camp does not show up on my Map". Once revealed,
enter Bandit Camp from an adjacent map area.
Cloakwood-1: Revealed when you complete Chapter 3 (Bandit
Camp) area, however you cannot move directly (jump) to Cloakwood-1 once
revealed. You can get to Cloakwood-1 by traveling first to the Friendly
Arm area, then exiting the that area either to the West or the South.