Tales from the Big Trails – walking the UK National Trails

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2021-10-19 18:00
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Meet the authors who are writing about walking and the landscapes through which we walk, at walk · listen · create’s Walking Writers Salons of which this is the first. We are delighted to have Martyn Howe join us as he walks around England on the newly created England Coast Path national trail. He is no stranger to walking, and no stranger to writing, so look forward to an engaging hour in his company.

Martyn Howe talks with Andrew Stuck about his 40-year journey to walk all the National Trails in England, Scotland, and Wales and the poetry, art, and people he met along the way. His book – Tales from the Big Trails – was published by Vertebrate Publishing in September with a chapter on each trail, notably the South West Coast Path, Pennine Way, Cotswold Way, and 16 others. 

He is currently walking the England Coast Path and is always on the lookout for art installations, sculptures and poetry that provide deeper insights into the landscape and the culture.

Walking Writers Salons are hour-long events in which you will get to meet a Walking Writer and learn from them how they weave writing and walking, and how they interpret their surroundings. Each Salon will include a discussion with the author, inviting questions from the audience, and will include a multiple choice quiz in which winners will receive prizes including print copies of WALKING (RRP €4.50) and WALKING HOME (RRP €4.99) our own limited edition illustrated chapbook anthologies of poems and prose.

Martyn Howe

In 2016, I achieved a lifelong ambition to walk the 19 iconic long-distance trails in England, Scotland and Wales, some 3,000 miles, over 150 days, through some of the most wonderful, diverse landscapes in the world. I have come to realise that if you live...

Andrew Stuck

Andrew Stuck

Founder Online Jury 2022 Online Jury 2023

Andrew is the founder of the Museum of Walking, created to bring people together and to make and showcase walking pieces and performances. Andrew also is a podcaster, interviewing creative people who use walking as a catalyst for their practice. Talking Wa...


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