Category: Book review

The January Man by Christopher Somerville

According to his online biography Christopher Somerville is responsible for thirty six books on travel and walking so it’s fair to say he knows his words as well as his walking. In this delightful book he explores the calendar year through a series of walks and rural experiences across the length and breadth of Britain

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The Wild Rover by Mike Parker

  On his webpage Mike Parker has a quote from The Daily Mail exclaiming “He’s gay! He’s liberal! He’s borderline pagan! He’s even sort of Welsh!” This introduction won me over straight away and after reading this exploration and celebration of the nation’s footpaths and rights of way I might also add “He’s very funny……”.

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Review of Backpacks, Boots and Baguettes by Simon Calder and Mick Webb

Reading about other people’s walks is a bit like walking with other people, you need to be careful whom you choose as your companions. Luckily, it seems as if Simon Calder and Mick Webb would make pretty decent company on a walk and they certainly manage to provide an engaging account of their various walking

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Waterlog by Roger Deakin

Whilst it’s not a book about walking, “Waterlog” is a beautifully written account of one man’s passion for wild and outdoor swimming and an essential component of any good library of British natural history and nature writing. Deakin starts the book by swimming in the moat surrounding his farmhouse in Suffolk and from there his

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