“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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Himalayan Balsam in Sidney Wood

A wonderful short walk in an area of Sidney Wood called Fir Tree Copse yesterday revealed many things, not least that I can still walk in a circle if I lose my concentration, which is something I like to do from time to time. I…

Getting from A to B in a City

There are a couple of interesting articles in the latest issue of The Economist. One called, Getting on the Map, is mainly about crowd-sourced mapping projects like OpenStreetMap. (Article is behind a paywall). The second is a little more interesting from a natural navigation perspective,…

New Forest Spiders

I spent all day Saturday on a natural navigation exercise in the New Forest. For almost all of the day there was total cloud cover and very little wind. These are ideal conditions for the toughest natural navigation exercises, because there is no choice but…