“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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National Coastwatch Institution

I recently spent an enjoyable and informative couple of hours with the team at the St. Alban's Head Lookout Station in Dorset, part of the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI). The NCI is a voluntary organisation that aids in the preservation of life at sea. The…

Prevailing Winds, Caribbean-Style

One of the few golden rules in natural navigation is this: make sure you get to know the winds in the area you are travelling. As this photo of a tree in Barbuda shows, once you know which way the winds have been been blowing,…

Shortcut Clues in the Clwydian Range

I had a bit of fun on a short walk in the beautiful Clwydian Range of hills recently, using a very simple technique that hovers between natural navigation and tracking. Whenever you are following a path and feel that it is not taking you exactly…