A Pilgrimage to the Trees

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What does walking mean to you? I guess, seeing as how you are reading this, walking is something you enjoy. I wonder why? What is it that you like about it? I wish you could tell me.  For me, walking is powerful medicine. Walking is what humans are designed to do and those of us […]

Paradise Lost – film premiere

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For the past several years I've been working on a feature-length essay-film about Birmingham Central Library and the death of Modernism. The film is called Paradise Lost, History in the Unmaking and it could be described as a psychogeographical detective story in which I investigate the ruins of yesterday's future in an effort to understand […]

The 90km commute

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As an Australophile, I enjoyed watching Beau Miles video, 'The Commute: Walking 90km to work', in which he ditched his car and walked to Monash University in Melbourne to deliver a lecture about adventuring. Fresh from the adventure, so to speak. Or not so fresh given the nature of the commute. It was recommended to […]

Stirchley walk series 1: High Street Highlights

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This short tour runs the length of Stirchley high street and combines local landmarks, art, architecture, innovation, history and curiosities. It starts at a high point and descends to a flat bit. This is the first of some Stirchley taster walks, perfect for everyone who wants something every time.  Download walk: Directions We start on […]

Birmingham Dazzle Walk

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A silent walk through an observed city Every journey starts with a single step. In 2016 mine was finally getting around to sorting out my crappy online passwords. I took a short cybersecurity course and decided to pay it forward by offering help sessions in a local café. This grew into The Interrogang – a monthly […]

SOUNDwalk: B37

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The excellent people at SOUNDkitchen have created another immersive journey of audio encounters, this time exploring the green spaces of the B37 postcode in Solihull. This self-directed walk can be undertaken at any time using the SOUNDwalker app. "Discover the hidden sounds of bats and underwater life, listen to wind and rain on metal structures, […]

A full moon night hike in the snow

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There is something about walking at night. The experience of it is so different from walking in the daytime. There is pleasant disorientation even in familiar terrain. The known becomes unknown and new. The darkness, and the cold of winter, keep others away bringing a stillness and communion with things that are bigger than the […]

Art and walking – a book extract

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Nyla Naseer is an author and walker based in King's Heath, Birmingham. During lockdown she wrote a book to celebrate walking. 'At Walking Pace' was published last month, is easy to read, well researched and has one of the most pleasing book covers of all the walking books! Nyla's book is all about how walking […]

Take a walk on the wild side

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We last wrote about Birmingham-based artist Kruse in February – Wayfaring with Kruse – and then something must have happened that got in the way of all that beautiful creativity… Happily she is now back after a nine-month hiatus, writing on her walk blog and taking cues from climate change and autonomous things and women walking. […]

Walk with Craig across Japan

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Are you up for a vicarious walk across Japan starting tonight? Craig Mod – writer of Roden and Ridgeline newsletters – is inviting people to join him on his durational walk 500km from Tokyo to Kyoto. It starts when he turns 40 at midnight tonight and he will walk daily until the end of November. […]