Natural Navigation woods

Natural Navigation Walk

The Walk

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 on site at the Museum site using your surroundings as examples.

The Leader

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), How to Read Water (2016) and “Wild Signs and Star Paths (2018)” , some 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.

Participant Information

It is advisable to wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear, as some paths are uneven.

Fee & Refreshments

£30. The walk starts at 2pm and finishes with tea and cake. If you have any dietary requirements please let the Museum know in advance

This course is fully booked.  Please email courses@wealddown.co.uk or call 01243 811021 if you wish to be added to the waiting list.

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Fri 29 April 2022






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