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I did enjoy this, partly because she writes as she talks and her voice comes through so clearly.
I can't say it made me want to rush out there and start power walking or taking part in any serious races, but I certainly intend to get out and about on the weekend more often!


If I could...

Dark Puss

I walk (at speed) about 5 km a day to and from my place of work and home. It isn't much but it does keep some level of fitness. I walk a lot for pleasure both in the countryside and, of course, in London. Most of my thinking (while travelling) is however done from train or tube carriages and one should underestimate the new views (not available on foot) one can get of both our urban and rural environments from that mode of transport. Thus I don't agree totally with her view that "If you go to a place on anything but your own two feet, you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside."


She certainly covers a lot of ground!


Thanks for the push, was just thinking I don't have time to go for a walk this afternoon but now going to pull my boots on. Even half an hour will be good and it's a beautiful afternoon in Perthshire.


Living in a slower age, perhaps Elizabeth von Arnim had a different perspective on train (and other forms of) travel!


Good idea, Claire - get the daylight while you can!



Margaret Powling

I am walking vicariously! Have just started this and am tagging along in Kate's wake, trying to keep up! But that's not possible for my elderly frame and constitution but I'm really enjoying the book!
Margaret P


I think Kate Humble sets the bar high!

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