Natural navigation walk
Friday 16 June 2017
Starts at 2pm
Learn the practical basics of natural navigation. Natural navigation is the rare art of finding your way using nature, including the sun, moon, stars, weather, land, sea, plants and animals. You will be out and about in the Museum site so will use your surroundings as examples.
Tristan Gooley writer and navigator. Tristan set up his natural navigation school in 2008 and is the author of the award-winning The Natural Navigator (2010), the Sunday Times Bestselling The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs (2014) and How to Read Water (2016), three of the world’s only books covering natural navigation.” He has written for the Sunday Times, the New York Times, the BBC, The Financial Times and many other periodicals. Tristan has led expeditions in five continents, climbed mountains in Europe, Africa and Asia, sailed small boats across oceans and piloted small aircraft to Africa and the Arctic. He has walked with and studied the methods of the Tuareg, Bedouin and Dayak in some of the remotest regions on Earth. He is the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed singlehanded across the Atlantic and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Geographical Society. He is Vice Chairman of the UK’s largest independent travel company, Trailfinders. Tristan has appeared on TV and radio programmes in the UK and internationally. His website is www.naturalnavigator.com.
Starts at 2pm and finishes with tea and cake.
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear, as some paths are uneven.
£20, including refreshments.
The Weald & Downland Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.