Exploring takes you in Circles - Living Adventurously 26

Chris Goddard is the Yorkshire Map Maker. He has been exploring and mapping his local landscapes ever since he was a child, spurred on by curiosity and a love of being outdoors. Chris dedicates his passion for exploring the minutiae of the world to creating intricate, beautiful books about the woods and moors around his home.

Chris Goddard is the Yorkshire Map Maker. He has been exploring and mapping his local landscapes ever since he was a child, spurred on by curiosity and a love of being outdoors. Chris dedicates his passion for exploring the minutiae of the world to creating intricate, beautiful books about the woods and moors around his home.  
He says, "My mother said I was born a good century too late and should have been out exploring and mapping the world in the age of empire. Yet the exploring I like to do need not be particularly exotic, rather it just has to be somewhere new – and you can discover new things around the corner from your house every day. Exploring is also not linear, but nearly always leads me round in circles as I am desperate not to miss anything. Indeed this is the only way to make a good map."

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  • Chris Goddard, the Yorkshire map maker. Website and books. 
  • Failed to write 'proper books' and settled on a niche of local writing and maps and detailed landscapes
  • Hyper-detailed mapping
  • Favourite tree = ash: gracefulness and large size
  • 2.5 years to produce the book of his local woods
  • 300mx200m wood - keeps finding new things
  • Right on your doorstep are things to be discovered
  • Wandering around and following your curiosity. Then later fill in the gaps.
  • I used to think I should be finding somewhere new, but there's nowhere left to discover so I started exploring closer to home. 
  • Footpath surveyor for Lake District National Park for a while
  • Try cutting off all senses but one - then you experience the landscapes in different ways

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