On Saturday I was invited to give an introductory natural navigation course on one of the walks organised by Louise Gorst. Louise has been leading walks in East Sussex for four years and has earned a large and loyal following for her ‘Soles and Souls’ walking days.
Twenty-one of us headed out on a glorious circuit from the ‘Sussex Ox’ pub in Milton Street, near Eastbourne. We headed up Wilmington Hill and stopped along the way to look very briefly into the use of the sun, wind, clouds, land, sea, trees and buildings. One of the great things about natural navigation is that it never gets between a walker and the outdoor experience, it never detracts from fantastic views or great dollops of sunshine, but helps us to connect with them in a new way.
Ideal for those who like their walking to come with a sense of reflection or an insight into nature.