27 Jun 2019 | Talking Walking

Horatio Clare talking walking

Within striking distance of Hebden Bridge, as dusk falls, accompanied by his dog Freda, radio producer, presenter and writer, Horatio Clare takes Andrew Stuck on a ‘slow walk’ close to his home in an area known as Hard Castle Crags.  The sky above us fills with insects and the birds and bats that feed on them.  […]

24 Jun 2019 | Everyone's Blog Posts - Making Routes

Landscaping with Beavers

We have just returned from a wild weekend at the Bamff beaver project in Perthshire. Bamff hosts the longest established population of reintroduced beavers in Scotland and is located amidst the growing population of beavers in the Tay valley. The Ramsay family, who own the estate, are key players in current debates about beaver…

24 Jun 2019 | Spaziergangswissenschaft

Germany’s Ugliest City Tour

Der Klassiker der Ugliest City Tours – ein ausgedehnter Spaziergang durch die Innenstadt von Ludwigshafen zu den vermeintlich schrecklichsten Orten der angeblich hässlichsten Stadt dieses Landes. Vorbei an peinlichen Bausünden, ödem Leerstand und drast...

18 Jun 2019 | Reading and Walking

59. Deirdre Heddon and Cathy Turner, “Walking Women: Shifting the Tales and Scales of Mobility”

As I’ve been working on this project, I’ve occasionally read things that made me stop and wonder how I’ve managed to do anything without having already read that text. One example of a text with that kind of power is Phil Smith’s book, Walking’s New Movement: Opportunities, Decelerations and Beautiful Obstacles in the Performances, Politics, […]

18 Jun 2019 | Reading and Walking

58. Tina Richardson, ed., Walking Inside Out: Contemporary British Psychogeography

Tina Richardson’s anthology Walking Inside Out: Contemporary British Psychogeography is one of the many books to which Phil Smith refers in Walking’s New Movements, his important discussion of walking as an aesthetic and political practice. I’m not a psychogeographer, but anyone who engages in what Smith calls “non-functional” walking needs to come to terms with […]