Make it “The British” and

Make it “The British” and I agree!
The English have long had a peculiar relationship to walking. “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride” strikes the right note of equestrian and motorised disdain. Yet “Shanks’s pony” has often been the chosen mount. Certain virtues attach to walking: fresh air intake, micro-gazing at flora and fauna, consumption of the landscape as an aesthetic experience. Whether in city or country, the English walker has often distinguished himself as a connoisseur of weather, atmosphere, and animate nature. John Gay and Jonathan Swift exquisitely catalogued urban filth a century before Charles Baudelaire invented the flaneur.

Radical Walking via wood s lot

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