As soon as you’re not sure where you are, try to correct the course right away. If you can identify how to get back to the last place that was familiar to you, turn back around so you can take the right turn at that intersection.
You can also use the sun to determine the time of day and direction, listen for road noise to get to a main point, or look for familiar bodies of water or landmarks to help you know where you are. Or use resources and people to help you!
Check on your GPS or SmartPhone to identify your location and route yourself back on track.
If your phone is not available, ask other pedestrians for help or pop into a local business to ask for directions.