An introduction to natural navigation

Friday 1st July, 10am – 4pm

Natural navigation is the rare art of finding your way using nature, including the sun, moon, stars, weather, land, sea, plants and animals. It is possible to navigate naturally on land, sea or even in the air.

This October, we are delighted to be welcoming the best-selling writer and natural navigator Tristan Gooley to Forty Hall Farm, to run a one-day Introduction to Natural Navigation course.

Tristan’s approach to the subject is unique in that he does not view it as a survival skill, but as a means to enrich journeys and connect with the world around us. Fortunately very few of us are likely to ever find ourselves in a survival situation, but we all spend some time outdoors. This time can become fascinating if we take our eyes off our phones and books, and ask the simple question, ‘Which way am I looking?’

This one day course will provide a general introduction to natural navigation. It will be ideal for those who enjoy the outdoors, including: walkers, sailors, pilots, explorers, travellers, map-lovers, expedition members, adventurers and those curious about the world around us.
At the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding of the principles behind natural navigation and should be able to orientate themselves at a basic level on land, sea or in the air, by day or night. The course will be a combination of taught course in the classroom and outdoor practical instruction.

Tristan set up his natural navigation school in 2008 and is the author of several award-winning books on natural navigation. He has written for the Sunday Times, the New York Times, the BBC, The Financial Times and many other periodicals, and has led expeditions in five continents, climbed mountains in Europe, Africa and Asia, sailed small boats across oceans and piloted small aircraft to Africa and the Arctic. He is also the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed singlehanded across the Atlantic.

Places are £55 per person, plus an online booking fee and can be booked online here. Please note that an online booking fee will apply.

The course fee includes an organic lunch and all refreshments, and there are a maximum of twenty places on the course.

For more information about this or any other short course at Forty Hall Farm, contact us.