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Christopher Somerville

Christopher Somerville's A-Z of walking: B

26 May 2009 by Christopher Somerville

B is for Binoculars – a bird-watcher’s best friend, but also a walker’s. Why didn’t I think of them before? How many person-hours have I spent peering under my hand like a silly old seadog, trying to identify the minuscule blob of a waymark across a misty moor?

Christopher Somerville

Christopher Somerville's A-Z of walking: A

18 February 2009 by Christopher Somerville

A is for Anger – that healthy and yet thoroughly scary emotion. At least, we are told it is healthy. Let off steam at your workmates, exhorts the industrial psychologist. Go on, it’s good to clear the air.