The Big Walk: A 73-year-old man's incredible 3,200km solo walk around England.
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Amazon Customer said A walking adventure with a difference!. This book was a surprise. I expected a sort of travelogue , and it is that in a way, but there is much more to it. As he walks David Wilson thinks about his life and finds out about the places he is going through. The result is an intriguing mixture of travel, personal memories and history. An altogether good and informative read. I would recommend it highly!. Really inspiring read! The bookworm As a fellow Brightonian, I managed to get a pre copy of this book from a book signing after hearing about this amazing endeavour, and I'm so pleased I did.Written in an informal, diary type style, the book follows the author as he walks around the coast of England. As he walks, his thoughts drift back to his childhood (amongst other things) and it makes for really interesting reading.After most days, Dave will have reached a certain place an. James Amos said A book for all ages!. The day-to-day diarised events of this 5 month walking saga makes 'The Big Walk' an absorbing read.But it becomes much more than this; The author explains at the start of the book that walking long, lonely distances you have time to think. Memories of the past emerge; a father killed in the first wave of troops into France, his mother's grief, evacuation at the age of four, impoverished post-war years, Reminisces that are often humorous, mak
From the remoteness of the Northern Pennines to the geological features of the Jurassic Coast - the grandeur of the Lake District to the panoramic views of the South/West Coast Path - the dramatic coastline of Northumberland to the tranquillity of a Canal Tow Path; it becomes fascinating terrain as David leads you along picturesque coastal paths and through charming villages, depicting daily events in his captivating, easy-going style. The author's message:"Think old and you'll age faster than someone who possesses a young mind.Dwell constantly on personal ailments and sickness will surely find you.Convince yourself that you are healthy and a state of well-being will often preside over you." . This parallel journey is interwoven within the diary pages of a delightful book that portrays an England largely untrodden by modern lives. The remarkable account of a 73 year old man's epic walk around E