14 Feb 2019 | exercises in being here

The heart of a city

(I wrote this last year on the 14th of February, still here, still in love ..... )I wasn’t raised to live in a city. I was educated by trees and birds and mud and the scent of wet leaves. I hung out at hidden corners in the forest on my own, I knew w...

13 Feb 2019 | pedestrian - Pedestrian Blog

Fifty Walks: 31

Isla Mujeres, México It rained all day. But it's warm enough, so I went for a three hour walk in the rain. Isla Mujeres is only 7km long and less than 1km wide, and lies between the Gulf of México and the Caribbean Sea. The waves washing up on all sides, the saltwater lagoons in the interior, and the rain running down the rooftops and flooding the streets, all make it seem as if this island is only barely land. It belongs to the water.I walked through the interior of m [...]

12 Feb 2019 | StoryWeaving

Travel Information for Well Being and Eco Tourism Course.

Bala Brook Retreat Centre is situated on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park in South Devon. The closest train station is in Totnes, 6 miles away. We will arrange pick-up by private car or taxi from the station. For those who are flying into the UK there are two options: London airports will all […]

12 Feb 2019 | Reading and Walking

24. Phil Smith, Mythogeography: A Guide to Walking Sideways, and “Crab Walking and Mythogeography”

In his essay “Walking Through Ruins,” part of the Ways of Walking anthology, cultural geographer Tim Edensor writes about the failure of linear narratives to adequately convey the experience of walking. “Stories that are fragmented, non-linear, impressionistic and contingent are better suited than traditional linear narratives to the experience of walking in ruins,” Edensor contends […]

09 Feb 2019 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2019-02-09 17:18:00

A walk for Terminalia with Thread and Word.On February 23rd in Seasalter, on the Kent Coast.http://terminaliafestival.org you can check the festival out and find us under events.By way of an explanation, we will be celebrating Terminalia with Thre...

07 Feb 2019 | Walk Coach Learn

9 Steps to Plan a Development Day Your Team Will Actually Look forward To

Team Development Days are valuable.  They are an opportunity to get your team feeling connected, motivated and energised. A chance to step back and review how your team works ready to make improvements and implement new ideas. An ideal way to clarify the team vision and draw up a plan of action. To make this … 9 Steps to Plan a Development Day Your Team Will Actually Look forward ToRead More »

07 Feb 2019 | Talking Walking

Alban Low talking walking

Alban Low is the curator of an unusual art exhibition involving more than a dozen artists and as many writers, called “Love Tokens and Bad Pennies“, which you can explore by walking the streets of London in February 2019.  He tells Andrew Stuck, producer of Talking Walking, he is like an absent party host, arranging experiences […]

06 Feb 2019 | exercises in being here

Anticipation

It is the moment before the sun rises that is the most precious one. The clarity and the silence, the world in anticipation of the spectacle that is about to begin. "The most ordinary thing in the whole cosmos." It is the moment when I miss the dog ...

05 Feb 2019 | StoryWeaving

The Re-Awakening of the Enchantress

I celebrated Imbolc, the ancient festival of the coming of Spring, which takes place each year at the beginning of February when the first snowdrops push their shoots above ground, on Monday 5th this year, on the new moon. I celebrated it by beginning a series of storytelling workshops about the Enchantress. 6 people joined […]

05 Feb 2019 | martin.p.eccles: walk time place sound

Búðahraun

I start at the back of the wooden church. In the evening light, a family wanders the graveyard but at dawn I am alone. Along the narrow path the back-of-the-beach grass transitions into the ridges, fissures and clefts of the … Continue reading →

05 Feb 2019 | Radical Stroud

Swinish Multitude

Edmund Burke ‘s Statue, Bristol, December 2018 Edmund Burke on the lower orders – ‘ a swinish multitude’ – ‘Along with its natural protectors and guardians, learning will be cast into the mire, and trodden down under the hoofs of a swinish multitude ...

05 Feb 2019 | pedestrian - Pedestrian Blog

Fifty Walks: 30

Random Walk, Mérida, MéxicoIt wasn't a walk in any intentional sense, just going about my business today on foot as usual. Even in my short time here, I'm starting to run into people I know as I walk around town, including my new amigo Asunción. Pink houses are everywhere, even though Mérida is known as the white city. Nostalgia is beginning to creep into my days. Location: Mérida, MéxicoLength: 6 kmCompanions: NoneDate: 5 Febrero, 2019 [...]