Tristan Gooley

Tristan Gooley

Outdoor enthusiasts can learn some of the secrets of ‘natural navigation’ at an event organised by a Cumbrian conservation charity.

The Friends of the Lake District has invited author and broadcaster Tristan Gooley to give its annual Kirby Lecture next month.

The Sussex-based outdoor expert uses signs from nature to guide the way in the countryside. He is author of the best-selling How to Read Water and will reveal some of his methods in the lecture, with profits going towards the work of the Friends, who campaign and work to preserve the Cumbrian landscape.

Event organiser at Friends of the Lake District, Janine Bickerstaff, said: “We’re excited to welcome Tristan to Cumbria and look forward to learning how we can all navigate if we take time to observe nature and learn from the clues it give us.

“Tristan is an explorer and the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed singlehanded across the Atlantic, and is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Geographical Society.

“This illustrated talk promises to be one of our best Kirby Lectures with tickets selling fast.”

The talk will take place at Cafe Ambio near Crooklands, south of Kendal, on Friday 4 November. Tickets cost £10.

Ms Bickerstaff said: “Tickets are half price for Friends of the Lake District members, and there will be complimentary coffee and cakes for all.”

Anyone interested in hearing the lecture can contact the Friends on 01539 720788 or contact them through their website.

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