Aug 10th, 2020
‘We are never entirely lost, but we can always know where we are better’.
Tristan Gooley, a.k.a. 'The Natural Navigator' joins WEM Education Lead Will Duffin in this latest WEMCast episode.
Natural navigation is the process of finding your way using the clues and signs in the world around you, including the sun, stars, water, plants and even satellite dishes on the side of your house!
Tristan explains that key to moving from a compass to creating a mental map is to completely tune into the world around you. Absolutely anything can be used as a clue if you view it as part of a jigsaw - perhaps no single thing can tell you the answer but a series of observations can lead you to your destination.
Tristan and Will also explore the joy of getting lost - from mini-challenges in your back-yard to enriching journeys. Tristan advocates natural navigation as a brilliant mindfulness technique, as it encourages you to focus on finding your way and enjoy the outdoors!
The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs by Tristan Gooley, is available online and in book stores such as WHSmith.
Tristan also has a podcast! You can find it here!