Lepe Country Park

View Finding and Orienteering

Learning objectives

  • Photo Orienteering (R/KS1) - Use observation and detective skills to find places from photos.
  • View Finding (KS1/2) – Follow description of route using a map to find and describe views.
  • Orienteering (KS2 +) - Develop map reading skills and complete the orienteering course.

Opportunities for


  • Unit 4 going to the seaside
  • Unit 13 contrasting locality
  • Unit 25 Geography and numbers

Learning skills

  • Independence
  • Group work
  • Assessing risk
  • Communication
  • Observation


Introduction to Lepe – sense of place, what we will do, what do you think you will find, where will we find them, what risks are there.


Photo Orienteering – Look closely a photos and find clues as to where they are taken, explore and find markers.

View Finding

Follow directions to find a view, discuss who might see the view and what they might be doing. Draw and write a postcard of the place. Collect items along the way to help remember and describe route to others.


Develop map skills such as reading a key, orientating a map and planning a route. Find markers around the park using a map.


Recap on people, places and map reading, questions and answers.


Most children will – identify and find different points around the park using the resources available to them. Know about the types of people who visit the park.

Some children will have progressed further and will – be able to use a map and compass and describe routes.

Additional activities

View Finding can be used in conjunction with coastal processes and questions altered to link with a range of topics.

Photo Orienteering and Orienteering can be used as a fun activity after another session.


Photo cards, markers, maps, route descriptions, postcards.

Post visit ideas

Make your own orienteering course around school grounds, describe your route to school, write a story about your trip.