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Mission Possible

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by Ash Dykes
At the age of 23, Ash Dykes became the first person to walk, solo and unsupported, across Mongolia. Two years late he spent more than five months traversing the length of Madagascar, another world first. In Mission Possible, Ash reveals the spirit, planning, and sheer determination that went into these two record-breaking feats. Along the way we discover how a young man from Wales transformed himself into o...
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Walking The Nile

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by Levison Wood
A major Channel 4 series and a Sunday Times bestseller His journey is 4,250 miles long. He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers. He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis. He will cross seven, very different countries. No one has ever made this journey on foot. In this detailed, thought...
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Walking with Plato: A Philosophical Hike Through the British Isles

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by Hayden, Gary
“If one keeps on walking, everything will be alright.” So said Danish writer Søren Kierkegaard, and so thought philosophy buff Gary Hayden as he set off on Britain’s most challenging trek: to walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End. But it wasn’t all quaint country lanes, picture-postcard villages and cosy bed and breakfasts.
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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by Haruki Murakami
In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005...
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Walking Away

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by Simon Armitage
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month May 2016 Not content with walking the Pennine Way as a modern day troubadour, an experience recounted in his best-seller and prize-wining Walking Home, the restless poet has followed up that journey with a walk of the same distance but through the very opposite terrain and direction far from home. In Walking Away, Simon Armitage swaps the moorland up...
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The January Man: A Year of Walking Britain

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by Somerville, Christopher
This exquisitely written account of the British countryside not only inspires us to don our boots and explore the 140,000 miles of footpaths across the British Isles, but also illustrates how, on long-distance walks, we can come to an understanding of ourselves and our fellow walkers.
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Running With The Kenyans

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by Adharanand Finn
Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year. It is shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. Best New Writer category at the British Sports Book Awards.
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Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place

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by Philip Marsden
Shortlisted for the 2015 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year. When Philip Marsden moved to a remote, creekside farmhouse in Cornwall, the intensity of his response took him aback. It led him to wonder why we react so strongly to certain places and set him off on a journey on foot westwards to Land's End through one of the most myth-rich regions of Europe. From the Neolithic ritual landscape of Bodmin...
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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

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by Eric Newby
Eric Newby’s charming “A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush” covers a legendary journey made over half a century ago that spanned from Mayfair to Afghanistan and beyond.
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The Old Ways

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by Robert Macfarlane
In "The Old Ways" Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove - roads and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes criss-crossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them to the continents beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep ...
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The Green Road Into The Trees

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by Hugh Thomson
Hugh Thomson takes a 400-mile journey across England from coast to coast - one that takes in ancient landscapes, abandoned tracks and drovers' roads.
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Walking Home, Travels with a Troubadour on the Pennine Way

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by Simon Armitage
In summer 2010 Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256-mile route is usually approached from south to north, from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm, the other side of the Scottish border. He resolved to tackle it the other way round: through beautiful and bleak terrain, across lonely fells and into the howling wind, he would be walking home, towards the Yorkshire village...
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Walking the Nile, with 16 pages of colour photographs

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by Levison Wood
A major Channel 4 series and a Sunday Times bestseller His journey is 4,250 miles long. He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers. He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis. He will cross seven, very different countries. No one has ever made this journey on foot. In this detailed, thought...
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Streets of London

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by McMurdo, Lucy
With a history going back 2000 years it is hardly surprising that so many of London's streets are known throughout the globe. Even today, several Roman roads pass through the capital and London's financial centre, The City of London is full of winding alleys and ancient ways with names from times gone by. Over the years the City's streets have become less familiar than roads in and around the West End and f...
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London Walks: London Stories

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by David Tucker
"London Stories" is written by the expert guides who also produce the “London Walks” series, and their knowledgeable stamp can be seen throughout this wonderful book.
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Hell of a Journey

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by Cawthorne Mike
'Hell of a Journey' describes what is arguably the last great journey to be undertaken in Britain: the entire Scottish Highlands on foot in one winter. On one level it is a vivid and evocative account of a remarkable trek - never attempted before - on another it celebrates the uniqueness of the Highlands, the scenery and ecology of 'the last wilderness in Europe'. The challenge Mike Cawthorne set himsel...
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To the River

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by Laing Olivia
To the River is the story of the Ouse, the Sussex river in which Virginia Woolf drowned in 1941. One idyllic, midsummer week over sixty years later, Olivia Laing walked Woolf's river from source to sea. The result is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love.
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Rain: Four Walks in English Weather

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by Melissa Harrison
This is an evocative meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison. Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes. Fields, farms, hills and hedgerows appear altered, the wildlife behaves differently, and over time the terrain itself is transformed. In Rain, Melissa Harrison explores our relationship with the weather as she follows the...
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Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore

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by Barkham, Patrick
Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their lives within sight of the waves.
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The Shadow of Kilimanjaro

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by Rick Ridgeway
This is a remarkable account of a thrilling journey on foot from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to the Indian Ocean. Rick Ridgeway, one of the world's foremost mountaineers and adventurers, offers us a rare view of East Africa as it is today, and how it once was before the incursion of European civilisation, before the balance of its primal wilderness was destroyed.
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