Pace and quiet: walking can be therapeutic

The highs – and occasional lows – of long-distance walking

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Long-distance walking is all the rage these days. There are all-nighters staged by charities, for instance the annual MoonWalk in…

In today’s brave new world, fat is a high-tech issue

10 February 2018 9:00 am

I have a confession to make: I’m a yo-yo dieter. For the past ten years, I’ve lost a bit of…

J.S. Bach and Horatio Clare in Arnstadt

The 280-mile walk that made Bach who he was

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Horatio Clare on the walk that made JSB who he was

Rory Stewart in the Borders, Copyright Shoshana Stewart

Rory Stewart spares no pains in getting to know his constituents

8 October 2016 9:00 am

When it comes to speaking of foreign affairs, Rory Stewart is one of the few MPs who does not peddle…

Honister Pass in the Lake District. The ragged granite fells of Cumbria account for nearly half the cols in England

A guide to Britain’s most strenuous walks

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Cols and Passes of the British Isles

Richard Long installing the large slate cross, Time and Space (2015), at the Arnolfini

Richard Long interview: ‘I was always an artist, even when I was two years old’

8 August 2015 9:00 am

William Cook explores the elemental art and Olympian walks of Richard Long

Tony Hall’s diary: the Proms, my walking obsession, and why the BBC is like James Bond

25 July 2015 9:00 am

There’s nothing quite like a First Night — and last Friday we launched the Proms, the most celebrated classical music…

To Land’s End and beyond: footsore but bravely coasting along

30 May 2015 9:00 am

It’s a real skill, writing about a journey where nothing ever happens. We shouldn’t be surprised that Simon Armitage is…

Go east – the people get nicer, even if their dogs get nastier

12 April 2014 9:00 am

When Nick Hunt first read Patrick Leigh Fermor’s account of his youthful trudge across Europe in A Time of Gifts…

The Broken Road, by Patrick Leigh Fermor - review

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Sound the trumpets. Let rip the Byzantine chorus of clattering bells and gongs, the thunder of cannons, drums and flashing…

Low life: Unfit to walk Dartmoor

1 June 2013 9:00 am

On bank holiday Monday my brother and I, and my brother’s three Border terriers, went for a day-long walk on…

Holloway, by Robert Macfarlane - review

11 May 2013 9:00 am

This is a very short book recording two visits to the hills around Chideock in Dorset.In the first Robert Macfarlane…

The birth of the Walking Book Club

9 March 2013 9:00 am

How I came to run a book club on Hampstead Heath – and why it works

Paths of enlightenment

26 May 2012 5:00 pm

Sam Leith enjoys some spell-binding poetic prose, and emerges a happier, lonelier and wiser man

Two legs good

27 November 2010 12:00 am

In September 1954, Albert Speer decided to walk from Berlin to Heidelberg, a distance of 620 kilometres.


29 September 2010 12:00 am

Will Self loves to go a-wandering; this much we know.