Upcoming events

The Beginner’s Guide to Natural Navigation – Online Course

Over 2 hours hours of video tutorials, all written and presented by Tristan Gooley.

Over 100 clues, signs and methods all contained in video micro-lessons.

Dozens of specially commissioned animated illustrations that help explain some of the key concepts.

Lots of specially selected images and video, including the best from my own collection.

An exclusive ‘members only’ course discussion area.

Get one year’s access to all of the above for only £89.

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In-Person Courses

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The Country Navigator

If you are looking for a leg-stretch and a thorough taster of the subject then this private course is the one to go for. It can be booked on any available weekday afternoon (usually 2pm-5pm) and consists of a three hour walk in one of the most beautiful areas of the South Downs in West Sussex. It includes practical instruction and some basic celestial theory as well. This course can be booked in other locations, please enquire for details.

The Pathfinder

This is a one day executive development course. The course can be tailored to be as ‘challenging and demanding’ or ‘relaxing and fun’ as required. It includes the basic elements of natural navigation. This course can mix outdoor and indoor training. No previous experience is necessary.

Bespoke Training

Bespoke and private training for groups or individuals can be arranged, from one afternoon to extensive programs.

Instructor’s Course

Please get in touch for more information.


These are the only other schools in the world that I know of that are offering natural navigation training.

This is just a directory, not endorsement:


Survival Wisdom, Cornwall

Original Outdoors, North Wales

Wild in the City, London

Woodcraft School, West Sussex

Intrepid Scotland, Scotland

Mintaka Bushcraft, Surrey

Hands On Bushcraft, Gloucestershire

Polaris Bushcraft Hertfordshire

Wild Harvest, Yorkshire


Natural Awareness Tracking School, Virginia, USA

Clay Bowers, Michigan, USA

Nature Aventure Survie, France

Nature School Norway, Norway

Ecoastro, Brazil

If you offer natural navigation training in the UK or internationally and would like to be listed here for free, please get in touch.