Right to Ramble
Below are listed some walks I'd love to take. Descriptions range from brief "it's on the list" notes to detailed research that will help me and hopefully others enjoy the actual walk more. Part of the joy here is reaching back to past centuries and past walkers. If anyone chances to tackle these walks, I hope my notes will enhance their rambles.
From Paddington to Penzance: In the Footsteps of C.G. HarperThese are fairly detailed notes generally following the path of 19th century walker Charles G. Harper from London to Land's End. They are incomplete. I am slowly wending my way out of London at present and am lingering somewhere west of Richmond.
Without actually doing the walk, these notes are as complete as they'll ever be from Paddington to Richmond. Here research ends until there are enough spaces in work and walking to continue.
Much of the fun of this walk is unravelling Harper, who can be obscure at times. He makes passing references to things and events that are no longer commonly known — or perhaps never were. Harper takes a carriage at the outset, then a steamer, followed by a rowboat. We may take any of these and more as well as side amusements, but be assured the object is to walk the entire route.
For convenience, I refer to Harper at times as "H."
1. Introduction The project explained. Who is Harper? Distances.
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