Inspired Good Reads
There is a ton of literature about walking, sometimes we all need encouragement and inspiration. I have created my Good Reads Page and will update it each time, I find a good read. Not all my reads are exclusively about walking but as my blog is about walking and things along the way, you will find a mixture of interests.
In the meantime, if anyone can recommend a Good Read, Please feel free to do so.
I invested in The Kent Rambers Guide to : Tunbridge Wells Circular walk,Kent Coast Path Part 1: Camber to Ramsgate,Three River Valley Walks in West Kent. A bargain, 3 for £12. I’m looking forward to get out there and explore. They are available on amazon, but I bought mine directly for the discount. All written by Robert Peel.
The Secret Life of Cows
Safe to say it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but The Secret life of Cows by Roasamund Young, was an eye opener. I have become very fond of cows lately, well I don’t see them very often, but I’m not half as scared of them and so much more curious. I especially love her fun facts Page at the back.
I won’t list them all but for example: No 8. Cows make friends for life & Cows love music no 12.
Year of the monkey by Patti Smith- Rock Poet.
Following a run of New Year’s concerts at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering.
The Salt Path
I read this story in 2019, the story is inspiring, and it encourages me to carry on reaching out and finding escapes that are authentic. Real lives and real people are what inspires me more than overpriced yet cheap holidays.
To read more about The Salt Path story, read this Guardian article .
Get out there and explore a little.
I recommend the next time you walk anywhere, yes even the shops; try taking a different route and get curious you will soon get the bug.
The world is out there from urban guided walks, to canal walks, & river walks long walks in the country, themed walks, or historical guided tours.
There are thousands of options.
No matter where you live. I would recommend joining a walking group at first. If you have a friend who likes walking even better, otherwise check out the Ramblers website and just get out there.
Some other great books about walks.
- The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry- Rachel Joyce
- Strayed Cheryl- Wild
- Walking London’s -Waterways Gilly Cameron Cooper
- London Walks,- On Foot Guides Celia Wolfram
- Walking Haunted London – original walks exploring London’s Ghostly Past- Richard Jones
- Walk Britain Great Views- The Ramblers Top 50 Walking routes to Britain’s finest views. (available to all members)
- Ramble On -The story of our love for walking Britain, by Sinclair McKay.
- Wanderlust A History of Walking Rebecca Solnit
I enjoyed this, Dom Joly is the type of guy I would enjoy a chat with at a party, full of interesting observations, and of course a sense of humour ..
His roots are explored in this somewhat comical hiking adventure, with his two mates who tend to be there under some duress.. a lot of fantastic food and beer consumed, some history. politics and geography explored.
DJ loves animal music and travel, so he rates highly in my books.