Multcolib Picks: Everywhere is Walking Distance

Walking Home
Walking Home A Poet's Journey By Armitage, Simon Book - 2013 942.81 A733w 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the author's travels as he walked the Pennine Way through England and stopped each night to give a poetry reading in a different village in return for a place to sleep.

The Old Ways
The Old Ways A Journey on Foot By Macfarlane, Robert Book - 2012 914.2 M1438o 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry A Novel By Joyce, Rachel Book - 2012 FICTION JOYCE 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 19 copies

Annotation:Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.

Planetwalker By Francis, John Book - 2008 363.7 F818p 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Francis witnesses an oil spill first-hand, and decides to give up all forms of motorized/non-human-powered transportation. It's a moving example of the commitment to one's principles, and also has lots of great descriptions of the things he sees and people he meets as he travels all over California by foot.

The Places in Between
The Places in Between By Stewart, Rory Book - 2006 915.81 S851p 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers.

Walking Distance
Walking Distance Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People By Manning, Robert E. Book - 2013 796.51 M2844w 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:At the heart of Walking Distance are firsthand descriptions of thirty of the world's great long-distance hikes, spanning six continents and ranging from inn-to-inn to backpacking trips.

A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail By Bryson, Bill Book - 1998 917.4 B916w 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine.

Walking Israel
Walking Israel A Personal Search for the Soul of A Nation By Fletcher, Martin Book - 2010 956.94054 F613w 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fletcher strolled along the entire coast, from Lebanon to Gaza, observing facets of the country that are ignored in news reports, yet tell a different and truer story.

Bold Spirit
Bold Spirit Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America By Hunt, Linda Book - 2005 B-Es83h 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant and mother of eight named Helga Estby was behind on taxes and the mortgage when she learned that a mysterious sponsor would pay $10,000 to a woman who walked across America. Hoping to save her family's farm, Helga and her teenaged daughter Clara, armed with little more than a compass, red-pepper spray, a revolver, and Clara's curling iron, set out on foot from Eastern Washington.

Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail By Strayed, Cheryl Book - 2012 917.9 S913w 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 77 on 130 copies

Annotation:"A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again"--Jacket.

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