Tag: walking (page 1 of 3)

Epic UK walking trails

After walking Hadrian’s Wall (84 miles, 72 hours) a couple of months ago, I’m now seriously considering walking The Pennine Way (268 miles) next year. I reckon it might take a couple of weeks, as I absolutely beasted myself to do Hadrian’s Wall so quickly.

High Force waterfall

If you can’t spare a week to walk Britain’s mountain trails, coastal tracks and riverside paths, head for these expert-picked highlights

Source: The best of the UK’s most epic walking trails in 2-3 days | The Guardian

A hardwired obedience to the capitalist system that we exist within

I’m not sure where I came across this, but Ian Nesbitt is undertaking a modern pilgrimage on a recently-uncovered medieval route from Southampton to Canterbury.

He talks about the ‘inner journey’ as well as the actual one-foot-in-front-of-another journey. Sounds interesting, so I’ve added his blog to my feed reader.

Then there was a pandemic. During that period, Iike many others, I found myself looking inwards and, in the relative stasis of those months, began to question parts of myself that I never questioned before, in particular the drive to progress and keep moving on to the next thing, to keep producing. I began to wonder if that wasn’t just part of my character, so to speak, but actually a hardwired obedience to the capitalist system that we exist within.

Source: Pilgrimage #1: the adequate step | The Book of Visions

Microcast #088 — Spontaneous fluctuations

Overview

In which I pick another three interesting items from my bookmarks to discuss.

Show notes


Image: Richard Horvath

Background music: Shimmers by Synth Soundscapes (aka Mentat)