13 Jan 2020 | Walk Coach Learn

2020 Work Walk List

What do you want more of in 2020? Perhaps you’d like to wander more so that you can improve your health, build your resilience, and have mini adventures. You may have big 2020 walking goals like a walking marathon or rural hike but how about simply aiming to make a walking at work habit? Instead … 2020 Work Walk ListRead More »

11 Jan 2020 | Museum of Walking

Sit beside me, if you dare

“There’s a lot more to walking than walking“ was the title of a presentation that Danish Architect and Urban Visionary, Jan Gehl used to give at conferences.  One of his key points was how much of walking was about dawdling, dwelling and observing all the activities going on around you.  Who was chatting to whom, […]

04 Jan 2020 | LucyFurLeaps

Sward {skin of the earth}

My new chapbook, Sward {skin of the earth}, published by Sampson Low Ltd, is available for purchase here Sward + post and packing UK £3.50 GBP EU £4.50 GBP Rest of the world £5.00 GBP Sward represents my walks up and down the central reservation of the A240, Kingston Road, from the Tolworth Roundabout to … Continue reading Sward {skin of the earth} →

31 Dec 2019 | Reading and Walking

New Year’s Eve Walk Around the Lake

I was mentally and physically incapable of reading anything this morning. Mentally, I was exhausted; physically, I was not up to the work of reading. As I’ve discovered, sitting still for hours, reading and taking notes, is physical labour. When I was younger, it was easier. Now it makes my knees ache: the same feeling […]

25 Nov 2019 | Walk Coach Learn

Walking Meetings: What Are They Good For?

The walking meeting is very fashionable at the moment. However, offices now have so much to offer. They can be beautiful spaces with lots of light, cool furniture and even free refreshments. So, why would we leave this comfortable space to go out and battle with the elements? Here are the main reasons that it … Walking Meetings: What Are They Good For?Read More »

04 Oct 2019 | LucyFurLeaps

Cambridge Road Estate Tree Poems

Below are two of the poems I wrote specially for and read on Alison Fure’s Walk with Jane Soundwalk with the Museum of Walking back in September. There is another soundwalk taking place on Saturday 19th October from 10.30am. It is FREE but please book via the Walk with Jane website. See Alison’s blog for … Continue reading Cambridge Road Estate Tree Poems →

30 Sep 2019 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2019-09-30 07:36:00

Welcome to the LV21Let's Take a Moment : A Walk for Reflect; Arts and Minds, Gravesend, Kent.produced through Thread and WordOctober 11th , 12th and 13th 3pm meet @LV21, an arts and performance venue on a Light Ship, moored  at St Andrew...

30 Sep 2019 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2019-09-30 07:36:00

Welcome to the LV21Let's Take a Moment : A Walk for Reflect; Arts and Minds, Gravesend, Kent.produced through Thread and WordOctober 11th , 12th and 13th 3pm meet @LV21, an arts and performance venue on a Light Ship, moored  at St Andrew...

04 Sep 2019 | LucyFurLeaps

Walk with Jane on the Cambridge Estate

Alison Fure is leading a Soundwalk as part of her Walks with Jane project, in conjunction with The Museum of Walking, through the Cambridge Estate in Kingston Upon Thames, this Saturday evening, 7th September, 2019. From the Museum of Walking website event page:                       This … Continue reading Walk with Jane on the Cambridge Estate →

29 Aug 2019 | LucyFurLeaps

Sward

Meaning “sod, turf” developed from the notion of the “skin” of the earth (compare Old Norse grassvörðr, Danish grønsvær “greensward”). Walking the central reservation of the A240 Kingston Road, from Tolworth Roundabout to the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames boundary with the Borough of Epsom and Ewell. The project is called ‘Sward’ after reading … Continue reading Sward →

24 Aug 2019 | Reading and Walking

Carlton Trail Walk, Day Eight

The morning was muggy, with rain threatening to make the day a challenge. When we started walking, though, the sun came out, and the rain didn’t materialize. It was a perfect day for walking. Everyone was up early this morning, which was a good thing, because there was lots to do. We had to launder […]

23 Aug 2019 | Reading and Walking

Carlton Trail Walk, Day Seven

Just as we finished walking yesterday, it started to rain. We were all glad to be staying in the rectory at St. Laurent-Grandin, out of the wet. The rain stopped while we were getting a tour of the site of a fur-trading post nearby. Two posts, actually: the Northwest Company and the Hudson Bay Company […]

22 Aug 2019 | Reading and Walking

Carlton Trail Walk, Day Six

Last night was windy and I thought I heard rain hitting the bivvy. In the morning there was only the wind. The day promised to be hot but that wind, which made breaking camp a challenge, kept us cool. Last night I also went to see Paul Lapointe’s studio north of Batoche. I liked his […]

22 Aug 2019 | Reading and Walking

Carlton Trail Walk, Day Five

Tuesday night we visited the Tourand’s Coulee/Fish Creek battle site where, during the 1885 Resistance, 120 or so Métis fighters made a much larger force of British regulars and Canadian militia to retreat, delaying their assault on Batoche for more than two weeks. The Métis Elder, Pat Adams, who showed us the area, explained the […]

20 Aug 2019 | Reading and Walking

Carlton Trail Walk, Day Four

We got off to a late start this morning; a set of car keys went missing. (They reappeared.) It had been a cold, damp night, and I was happy to get a hot shower. There was a kitchen, too, so no fiddling with camp stoves at breakfast. Such luxury! Last night we were well treated, […]

19 Aug 2019 | Reading and Walking

Carlton Trail Walk, Day Three

Rain on the bivvy sack woke me this morning. It sounded worse than it was: a mere sprinkle, hardly enough to make a difference in this dry season. But it was a useful dry run for the possibility of a serious rain while I’m sleeping out. I mean, I can hardly get out of the […]