“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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BBC Gardeners' Question Time

I was delighted to be invited to go on a walk with Peter Gibbs for BBC Gardener's Question Time recently. We went for a potter around Petworth Park and tried not to disturb the fallow deer as they went about their rutting. The programme is…

Jamaica Inn

After giving a talk to a lovely audience at the Poly in Falmouth last week, I stopped at that famous haunt of smugglers, Jamaica Inn, before exploring Bodmin Moor. I knew the wonderful novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier was named after…

Ivy Root Compass

On a walk in the South Downs earlier today, I came across a beautiful example of an 'ivy root compass'. For a full explanation of the 6 ways you can navigate using ivy, see pages 93-98 (The Six Secrets of Ivy) in The Walker's Guide…