Don’t think you’re tough enough? Too old, not prepared enough, don’t have the right gear? Read about this amazing lady who walked the Appalachian Trail, doing it rough, at the age of 67: and book and Grandma Gatewood

Link to Alastair Humphreys book on thinking of and planning an adventure, with a focus on the barriers to taking that first step (including not needing lots of money, or thinking you have to be a superhero): Grand Adventures

Link to a thoughtful book about the effect of a long distance hike, from the perspective of a middle aged man looking back on his life: 10,000 Better Days

People who have walked around the world: seriously-slow-6-travelers-who-walked-around-the-world/

Different kind of walk across a country: Peace Corps walks across Moldova

Japanese man’s marriage proposal and video

Looking for a walk? Here is an excellent trail database site:

Link to a book with lots of good info about walks around the world, short and long. Some go across countries, some could be part of one: A history of the world in 500 walks

A walk across USA in 1896 by 2 women: Helga Estbys sad forgotten walk across America

Joe Bell started to walk across the USA in honour of his son who had endured bullying because he was gay. Also a movie

Tom Turcich, who walked around the world, writes about some of the emotions involved in a long walk:

Perspectives on hiking in the West Bank, Palestine: Article 1 and Article 2

A walk across Wales in a straight line (part 1):

Man walks border to coast after argument with wife

Video montage of people who were kind and helpful to Miego Mark on his walk from Estonia to IndonesiaT

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