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The story ranges far and wide, to all corners of the country and beyond, and is filled with the many characters that Mike engages with along the way - the poets and artists, farmers and ramblers, landowners and Rights of Way officers and campaigners, historians, archivists and anyone else who crosses his path (or even tries to block it).
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By Stephanie Jane on 07-11-11
A fascinating history of footpaths ...
... and the various walking associations in Britain which Mike Parker unravels as he undertakes selected walks around the country. I did not really appreciate how much of a struggle previous generations have had to keep our intricate network open, and how many battles have been, and are still being, fought for their preservation.
From trudging along uber-sterile new Long Distance Paths, to exploring possibly haunted corpse paths, to simply discovering all the paths within 3 miles of home, this book has been an inspiring distraction from my daily commute. And as I am now (apparently!) coming up to the right age to truly enjoy a good walk, I shall pull on my own boots and set off - just as soon as I've downloaded something else to listen to!
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By Ian on 07-13-12
couldn't bring myself to finish listening
I liked the idea but the book didn't grab me at all. I had a long rail journey and expected this would keep me company but was left cold. The reader seems to talk through their nose which didn't really help.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful