A Walking Autobiography

OUT NOW IN PAPERBACK AND AS A KINDLE EBOOK – My Walking Autobiography

In a series of solitary journeys on foot the writer and novelist John Bainbridge explores the ethos of rambling and hiking in rural England and Scotland.

On his journey he seeks out the remaining wild places and ancient trackways, meeting vagabonds and outdoors folk along the way and follows in the footsteps of writers, poets and early travellers.

This is a book for everyone who loves the British countryside and walking its long-established footpaths and bridleways. And for the armchair traveller…Wayfarer’s Dole takes its title from an ancient tradition – In medieval times pilgrims travelling the road through Winchester to Canterbury would halt at the St Cross Hospital, a place of rest and refuge for those on holy journeys, and demand the Wayfarer’s Dole – small portions of ale and bread to ease the hunger and thirst incurred on their travels.

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Author: John Bainbridge

Rambler, hillwalker, stravaiger and trespasser, access campaigner. Novelist writing historical and period crime fiction.

5 thoughts on “A Walking Autobiography”

  1. I love this sensitive and beautiful writing totally. I can really have a true sense of these pilgrimages, contemporary and historical and I think I would have very much liked to have gone on one of them. We never know what might await us next.

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