The classic map reading challenge. Learn to read a map and navigate in a natural environment. You will gain the skills required to work in small teams out on the course safely. Fast moving and competitive!

Maximum group size: 30
Minimum age: 6

Core Values


Not giving up, Working in an unfamiliar environment, Sticking to the challenge.

Team Work

Sharing equipment, Agreeing a plan, Cooperate and compromising.


Keeping yourself safe, Listening to and following instructions, Working independently.

National Curriculum Links:

Physical Education

Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges. Compare performance with previous ones and demonstrate improvement. Evaluate and recognise own success.
Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle.


Use the eight points on a compass, four and six figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the areas.
To observe human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods. Use maps and mapping to describe features studied.

We help children to:

  • Learn from mistakes, bounce back and try again
  • Try new things with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Believe that the harder they work, the better they will get at the things that they do
  • Never give up!
  • Love learning!
  • Concentrate
  • Keep on trying when challenges occur
  • Think their way through problems
  • Ask questions and think about our world
  • Make links and notice patterns in their experiences


Orientate, set the map, features, compass, key, hand rail, pencil pointing, scale, compass
points, symbols.

Activity Passport Links:

You can complete 3 achievements with this activity.

Walk through a forest

Go orienteering

Use an OS map

Go hiking

National Trust Links:

Find your way with a map

Go welly wandering