Summer is usually a time of travel and exploration, but the age of COVID-19 has brought our adventures closer to home. Instead of traveling, many of us are walking the hills and our neighborhoods, the movement and outdoors our solace.
Writer Robert Macfarlane has walked plenty and thought plenty about the joys of walking over his life. The author of The Old Ways and last year’s prize-winner Underland, Macfarlane is an explorer of places and ideas, using his writer’s eye to share insightful observations. We’ll talk with him this week about what he has learned through the miles he’s spent on foot, and why more of us are taking to the trails during this challenging year. (Rebroadcast)