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Walking the route of the M62
John Davies, an unassuming Church of England vicar in Norris Green, Liverpool is a "psycho-geographer" at heart. Carrying a laptop for much of his journey, John blogged (and eventually published a book) about his cross country trek beside the M62 motorway from Hornsea on the east coast to Liverpool on the west coast. Unlike those recreational walkers who tackle long distance journeys on Britain's national trails, John deliberately chose a route than ran parallel to the Trans-Pennine National Trail for much of his route. For him the vistas and the natural wildlife were of less importance than the 'peri-urban' fringes of northern cities, with their industrial heritage mix and modern day transport interchanges.
Listen to him as he recounts the memories of the journey, the highs and lows and how the combination of walking and 'blogging' has changed his perception on life and himself.
The interview with John Davies marks the start of the third season of Talking Walking - from where you can listen and download podcasts of interviews with people involved in the world of walking.
Date added: 28 February 2010
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