Many of us find solace in walking; taking to the pavement or exploring nature gives us time to think and makes space to think freely and creatively. Matthew Beaumont (The Walker) and Annabel Abbs (Windswept) look back at the writers and ramblers who have found solace in adventure. Offering a beguiling history of walking, they trace the footsteps of walking writers from Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf to Nan Shepherd and Cheryl Strayed. Chaired by Phoebe Smith.

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Windswept The Wilderness Cookbook
The Walker

The Wilderness Cookbook


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