Questing is a game played across a community or geographic place. Originally coined in the USA, it is similar to the concept of letterboxing where clues lead to sealed boxes to be found in a type of treasure hunt.

Questing originated with the placing of a treasure box at Cranmere Pool in Dartmoor, England, by James Perrott in 1854. Over time, the hobby spread, and there are now more than 5,000 treasures to be found in and around Dartmoor.

Vital Communities, a non-profit organization in White River Junction, Vermont established the Valley Quest program as a sense-of-place education program in 1995. Valley quests map and share the Upper Valley region's special places. Created by school groups, scout groups, historical societies and others, there are now over 200 quests across Vermont and New Hampshire. Questing has spread to other communities, too. There is a South Shore Quests program in Hingham, Massachusetts along with programs in Keene, New Hampshire and on Martha's Vineyard.

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Questing (disambiguation)
... Questing is a game played across a community or geographic place, where clues lead to sealed boxes to be found in a type of treasure hunt ... It may also refer to Questing (New Marlborough, Massachusetts), an open space preserve and historic site The Questing Beast (also known as "The Questing"), a mythological creature of Arthurian ...
The Queen Of Air And Darkness - Plot
... to turn it around, causing Pellinore to become so lovesick, he no longer wishes to hunt the Questing Beast, his lifelong passion ... Sir Grummore, concerned about King Pellinore's lovesickness, plan to impersonate the Questing Beast and lure him back to chasing it ... Their plan backfires when the real Questing Beast appears and chases them they spend the night caught half-way up a cliff ...
Questing (New Marlborough, Massachusetts)
... Questing is a 438-acre (177 ha) open space preserve and colonial era historic site located in New Marlborough, Massachusetts within The Berkshires ... for a mythical beast from Arthurian Mythology called the Questing Beast ...
Questing Beast - Other Appearances
... The Perlesvaus offers an entirely different depiction of the Questing Beast than the best known one, given above ... Gerbert de Montreuil provides a similar vision of the Questing Beast in his Continuation of Perceval, the Story of the Grail, though he says it is "wondrously large" and interprets the noise and ... sections of Malory based on those works, the Saracen knight Sir Palamedes hunts the Questing Beast ...
Classes In World Of Warcraft - Setting - Questing
... A large amount of World of Warcraft revolves around questing ... These tasks or missions are usually available from non-player characters (NPCs) ...

Famous quotes containing the word questing:

    Feather-footed through the plashy fen passes the questing vole.
    Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966)