Almanac Walking – Therapy for the Soul: Some links




Kate Birrell recently published an excellent post related to the joys of walking stimulating an interest I have in this area.


The benefits of walking for both body and mind are well known, and I would like to share some links to articles related to the philosophic aspect of walking I have collected over a number of years that highlight this feature for your consideration.



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About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.


  1. These a great links Col with lots of the piece on being lost and the themes it explores. Particularly like the idea of the solo walk..I did a week walking (not long enough) in Spain in 2018 alone. It was such an amazing experience….and the contrast between that and my previous two weeks of that trip which were spent in a group of about 16… that was great fun!!, but an entirely different experience to being on your own, walking from one village to another

  2. Brings to mind another favourite tune of mine, namely”WALK, DON’T RUN” by the Ventures, I believe.

  3. Roger Lowrey says

    One of the highlights of the day is always the walk around the Corio Bay foreshore with Cleo our Jack Russell.
    It is marvellous think time with the mind in neutral. My problem solving skills improve exponentially. The inspiration for a FA column sometimes drops out of the sky. The world seems to make more sense and, above everything else, I feel happy. As Basil Fawlty once observed “Happy? Happy? Ah yes, I remember that!”

  4. Another great walking song came from Johnny Raye in 1956. It was a big hit in Australia and was titled “JUST A WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN” You can enjoy it on YouTube.

  5. Thanks for this, Col.

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