Archive for music
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Walkmag has already highlighted some great audio walks and the use of GPS for art, but a new project by the band Grasscut is taking music, art, mapping and walking to a whole new level…
Friday, August 7th, 2009
At the risk of going all Parklife on you, these days: I get up when I want, except on (every other) Wednesdays, when I go to sign-on.
Monday, June 8th, 2009
At first sight a walk going from Lambeth North to Peckham seems to owe more to Will Self than William Blake but stay with me for a moment and I’ll try to explain…
Friday, May 22nd, 2009
About 40 minutes later we were at the base of Box Hill. Named after the many box trees found growing wild here this National Trust property is a well known beauty spot on the North Downs…
Friday, May 15th, 2009
Weymouth, of course, is on the South West Coast Path and here many visitors and locals are aghast that the rest of the country doesn’t have the same right of access as enjoyed in the south west. We really shouldn’t be this complacent though because many of our national trails and regional routes rely on permissive access and 10% of the 1014 km (630 miles) South West Coast Path is not legally secure.
Friday, May 8th, 2009
Not much further on is the street skateboarding park situated beneath the Queen Elizabeth Hall. At first sight this seems all frenetic motion accompanied by wooden clacks, raucous cheers and high fives… It’s a great part of London full of verve and life and owes everything to enthusiastic people and nothing to local government who keep trying to close it or strangle it with rules and regulations.
Friday, May 1st, 2009
Not deliberately but unlike everybody else out that day I elected to walk counter clockwise. Back in the middle ages this would probably resulted in me being burnt at the stake as a wizard and certainly loads of the people I encountered looked like they thought this would be too soft a punishment. But you know what – it was a really enjoyable walk.
Friday, April 17th, 2009
Walking brings with it significant health benefits and more people walking more places makes for a better environment. Women make more trips than men (but I don’t know whether that means they walk further) and it is estimated that 20% of walking trips are made for leisure. Oh yes, and as well as it being fun, it’s free.