Country Walking with no limits
Published on 20th November 2020
They say you should never judge a book by its cover buts that’s exactly what I did with Country Walking - I was drawn in by the amazing vibrant colours which are reminiscent of colours that surround us at the moment on the cover of a back issue, Oct 2019, to be exact.
During this pandemic we have become more aware of our environment with a heightened appreciation of nature and woodland walks.
This magazine takes us on walks and you don't have to worry about the 5km limit - we can ramble in the New Forest, the Caledonian Forest, and along Lowry’s urban landscapes! All these walks are set in England, Scotland and Wales.
Also, if you are in the market for any outdoor clothing and accessories there are plenty of ads and recommendations inside the magazine.
Also included in this magazine is an article on Ludovico Einaudi one of the world’s most renowned living composers who tells of his favourite walks through music. Walking is inspirational to his music and is a wonderful way to discover things randomly.
Another article is by Julie Royle on her “pilgrimage” to search out and visit Britain’s most notable trees.
A feast for the eyes is the most stunning photographs of the trees of the New Forest, which today consists of 219 square miles of national parks and is home to thousands of acres of broadleaf woodland interspersed with bog and pasture.
Foraging has become a big pastime recently. There's an article by Jenni Waters on the fantastical fungi, some with enough toxins to kill a man, others taste great, most just look freaky. It is estimated that there are 3000 varieties of fungi in the New Forest area of Britain. All this accompanied by some stunning photos.
Nick Hallissey writes about walking in the Frontier country and the pleasure of straddling two countries on a hilltop.
Further articles on Electric Mountain in Snowdonia and Lowry Country provide entice walking enthusiasts to get out and experience the great outdoors.
I would highly recommend this magazine not only for people interested in travel, but for walkers and nature lovers alike.
“I find sweet peace in depths of autumn woods
Where grow the ragged ferns and roughened moss;
The naked, silent trees have taught me this, -
The loss of beauty is not always loss!”
by Elizabeth Drew.
Submitted by by Teresa P, in Inchicore Library.