Naturally Navigating Dartmoor

The Foggiest Idea by Tom Vanderbilt. Published in Outside Magazine December 2010. I’VE LATELY COME to the realization that my whole sense of direction has been slipping…

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Urban Natural Navigation

The following article was written by Tristan Gooley in October 2011 for the BBC News Online magazine. It caused quite a stir and comments were switched…

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Index of How to Read Water

HOW TO READ WATER – FULL INDEX Page numbers in italic refer to the illustrations. Abergavenny 43Abharah, Captain 5–8 Aborigines 34–5abyssopelagic zone 109 Acapulco Olympics…

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Wine Glass Tree Roots

Most people imagine trees have roots that plunge down and then spread out, with a shape similar to the tree’s canopy above the ground. In…

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The Wind and Lower Plants

My thanks to Jamie Abbott for this email: Dear Tristan,My name is Jamie Abbott, 28 from Suffolk. Having read your book ‘The Walker’s Guide to…

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Stargazing Weather

A blog of two halves for you today. Late September can bring some of the best early evening experiences for those who enjoy looking upwards.…

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