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How do we use walking as an art form? How do we use walking as an art form?

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Interesting things we've found about walking

The Walking Library -Dee Heddon and Misha Myers

In 1794, John Hucks and Coleridge walked to North Wales. Hucks carried with him the poems of Thomas Churchyard.In 1802, Coleridge walked through Cumberland, carrying with him 'a shirt, a cravat, two pairs of stockings, tea, sugar, pens and paper, his night-cap, and a book of German poetry wrapped in green oilskin.' He apparently read the Book of Revelations in Buttermere.In 1818, Keats travelled the Lake District and up to Scotland with his friend Charles Brown. Keats' carried Dante's Divine Comedy, Brown the works of Milton.In 2012, Dee Heddon and Misha Myers walked across Belgium, carrying Werner Herzog's Of Walking in Ice, Nan Shepherd's The Living Mountain, Rebecca Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost etc. etc. ...

The Walking Library is a peripatetic library filled with books that people have suggested are good to take on a walk: books about walking, books about journeys, books about place, books about small details of the everyday, books prompting attention, reflection, reverie, and flights of fancy...

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