Orienteering is an activity for all ages that combines map reading with getting active in the great outdoors. The aim is to navigate between various points on a map, also known as ‘controls’. When you find each point you can scan a QR code on your phone or write down the letters/numbers that you see.
If you like to get competitive you can time how long it takes you to find the points and compare with others.
There are a few permanent orienteering courses throughout Dorset which are open to the public to use in parks, forests and urban areas.
Some courses use the Oriento App which you can download on to a GPS-enabled smartphone then use it to scan a QR code at each point to show that you have found it.