Reading the Landscpe

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00
- Stanfords Travel Writers Festival - Stanfords Travel Writers Festival


Achieve a level of outdoor awareness that will enable you to understand the landscape around you. Tristan Gooley shows how it is possible to sense direction from stars and plants, forecast weather from woodland sounds and predict the next action of an animal from its body language – instantly. Mary-Ann Ochota shares her archaeological expertise to reveal the historic features you can spot in the countryside around you – from Bronze Age burial mounds to turnpiked toll roads.


After the talk, Tristan and Mary-Ann will be signing copies of their books including Wild Signs and Star Paths: The Keys to our Lost Sixth Sense and Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape at the ‘Signings at Stanfords’ stand.

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Tristan Gooley
Natural Navigator
Mary-Ann Ochata
Broadcaster, Anthropologist & Author
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