“Natural navigation is the rare art of finding your way using nature”

Tristan Gooley | Author of “The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs”


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The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs has been shortlisted for a BBC Countryfile Magazine award. Which is nice. I'd be very grateful if you could vote, it takes a minute. (You'll be asked about other categories as well, but they are drop-down lists,…

Outdoor Clues Photos

A huge thanks to Neil Mapes for sending in these lovely winter photos of outdoor clues, inspired by The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs. I particularly like the heiligenshein (middle right).


Magnetospirillum is a bacterium found in shallow fresh water. It finds its way onto this website because it is a peculiarly successful natural navigator. These humble bacteria have an ability called, 'magnetotaxis', which means they can align themselves with reference to the Earth's magnetic field.…