The rest of us make the most of the opportunity to look and to think. It can be an exploration or it can be a vertical meditation. Or both.
Sometimes you can participate with others – and, if you wish, talk at the same time. That’s social walking.
Countryside and coast
We have always walked in rural Kent and made frequent fresh-air visits to the seaside.
As Marg started working four-days-a-week Walking for Health started from the Singleton Environment Centre on Fridays. This has expanded into walks available virtually every day of the week. A group of leaders has extended the scope of these walks in different locations.
Marg and friends share their walk photographs via their facebook pages.
When I travelled to work in London each day I would walk from Cannon Street station to Hatton Garden and watch with amazement how a massive hole in the ground near St Paul’s Cathedral was transformed into the rising set of buildings of Paternoster Square. On more recent visits to London I would take diversions and walk off the main drag and sometimes see London’s ‘villages’. Even a walk to the end of railway platform would open up a vista such as this one at Vauxhall.
See also the ‘I said I would take you places‘ website.