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A collection of quotations and prose about the simple pleaures of taking a stroll

“I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.”  —G. M. Trevelyan

“I have walked myself into my best thoughts.”  —Søren Kierkegaard

“Few men know how to take a walk. The qualifications . are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humour, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.”  —Ralph Waldo Emerson

As Henry David Thoreau said, an early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day—a time to breathe fresh air and feel the grass under your feet, replenish the spirits and calm the mind, and let the thoughts flow while enjoying nature’s bounteous pleasures. Hikers, ramblers, dog walkers, and casual strollers will savour this beautifully designed collection of quotations and excerpts from classic and contemporary writing, both humorous and evocative, interspersed with practical tips on everything from walking boots to where to spot wildlife.