Posted Jun 16 2014

A wonderful evening of maps and anecdotes from the Pyrenees to the Pennines

Nicholas Crane, geographer, adventurer and TV presenter will return to the destination of his first solo expedition when he appears at King’s Lynn Festival in July.

As a 14-year-old he cycled from his home near Norwich to Lynn at the start of a three-day adventure. He stayed at the town’s youth hostel then continued to Sheringham and its youth hostel before completing the circuit home.

“It was the first time I had used a map on my own,” said Nick who learned much about the skills of using a map and compass from his father, an enthusiastic mountaineer.

Nick's Festival lecture on July 16, entitled Maplines, presented in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), explores the way maps open the door to geographical enlightenment.

“It will includes lots of anecdotes from my journeys and film shoots ranging from the Hindu Kush and Tibet to the Pyrenees and the Pennines,” he said.

There are still some tickets available for Nick's lecture which can be booked here or by telephoning the Box Office on 01553 764864

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