To soMarg Walkingme people walking is merely an inferior form of transport.

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.

See Ashford Area Country Walks on facebook or website.

Marg and friends share their walk photographs via their facebook pages.

Vauxhall stationUrban exploration

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.

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