It's peak hour, the train carriage is packed to overflowing, it's hot and it's stuffy. You look out the window and dream of leaving it all behind.
A slow ramble through the French countryside perhaps, or a tramp along New Zealand's Milford Track, or maybe the indulgent luxury of the Bay of Fires walk in Tasmania? This is the book to help you plan and prepare to make those dreams a reality.
While focusing on the more comfortable approach to walking (on-path rather than off-track, staying in simple accommodation rather than camping), Slow Journeys offers practical information on the logistics that face all walkers: planning the itinerary, choosing kit, preventing blisters, packing light. It is also generously rich in whimsical considerations and observations and is written in a warm, very personal and gently amusing style.