An inspiring guide to walking each week of the year, with 52 science-based essays on how, when, where and why to do it.
Annabel Streets is an award-winning writer of highly researched fiction and non-fiction. As Annabel Abbs, she is the author of Windswept: Why Women Walk, voted a top ten 2021 travel book. As Annabel Streets she co-authored The Age-Well Project: Easy Ways to a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life. She has written for a wide range of titles, including the Guardian, The Daily Mail, Telegraph, Tatler and the Paris Review, and is a Fellow of the Brown Foundation. She lives in London and Sussex where she is frequently on foot.
The Queen of walking * Robert Elms, BBC Radio London *
We might think we know everything we need to about walking but there is always more to discover. This book is about how walking is connected both to old wisdom and new scientific frontiers of discovery ... If you're not a habitual walker this book will give you good reasons why you should get started and, if you are experienced, ways to keep it fresh ... Fascinating * Lauren Laverne *
We can all learn something from 52 Ways to Walk. I know I can * Michael Ball, Radio 2 *
The most amazing book * Penny Smith, Scala Radio *
A delightful balance of ideas, inspiration and science. The short punchy chapters fit well between walks and make them even more enjoyable * Tristan Gooley, author of The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs *
Urges readers to put on walking shoes, offering a weekly, new perspective on walking, no matter where you live * Irish Independent *
Walking adds greatly to our lives, and this insightful and wise book adds greatly to our walking. Page after page, it's a pleasure to follow in the author's footsteps * Duncan Minshull, editor of Sauntering and Where My Feet Fall *
Streets carefully breaks down the psychological and physical benefits of [walking], and makes a solid case that getting some movement in outside can help one "appreciate the exquisitely complicated and beautiful world we inhabit." Readers ready to hit the pavement will find plenty of inspiration and information here * Publishers Weekly *
Spiritual, educational, and informative * Booklist *
Annabel Streets delves into the science and romanticism of walking and explores the good things that can happen with this one small act * Reader's Digest *
Excellent ...This book should be compulsory reading for every car driver; do yourself a favour and buy it * Bristol Post *