Event 23 | Tristan Gooley | The Secret World of Weather


Tristan Gooley – The Secret World of Weather – How to Read Signs in Every Cloud, Breeze, Hill, Street, Plant, Animal and Dewdrop

The weather changes as we walk around a tree or turn down a street. There is a secret world of weather – one that we all live in but very few of us see. Best-selling author, navigator and adventurer, Gooley gives a fascinating account of how to discover the simple rules that explain the weather signs in order to learn skills that enhance every minute you spend outdoors. By understanding the microclimate, you can predict weather easily.

In conversation with James Crowden

When: Thursday 11th November 2021 @ 11.30 am
Where: The Bull Ballroom
Sponsored by: Maggie and John Mills


Tristan Gooley is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author, navigator and explorer. Through his journeys, teaching and writing, he has pioneered a renaissance in the rare art of natural navigation. He is 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. Tristan set up his natural navigation school in 2008 and is the author of award-winning and internationally bestselling books including: The Natural Navigator (2010) The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs (2014) How to Read Water (2016) and the Secret World of Weather (2021) These are some the world’s only books covering natural navigation. He has spent decades hunting for clues and signs in nature, across the globe and regularly gets called “The Sherlock Holmes of Nature”


James Crowden is a founder member of the Bridport Literary Festival. He was brought up on the western edge of Dartmoor and now lives in Somerset. After a stint in the Army, he studied Civil Engineering and Ethnology. He has written a number of books based on his experiences of living in Dorset as an agricultural labourer and cider maker. His best selling book The Frozen River: Seeking Silence in the Himalaya was published in 2020.

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