In this illustrated talk, author and traveller Nick Fielding will present a potted history of the noble art of walking – from the ‘pedestrian’ travellers of the eighteenth century such as John ‘Walking’ Stewart to Rah-Rah Weston and the competitive walkers of the late nineteenth century and, perhaps most extraordinary of all, the thousands of amateur globe-trotters who set off around the world for a legendary bet both before and after the First World War.
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