Walking Home

Walking Home

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 04/04/2013
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Walking Home
An Enjoyable Armchair Journey
The great thing about people like Simon Armitage is that they go and do all these lovely long walks and then report back so we don't have to! Having said t... READ MORE
June Davies at Northallerton
Walking Home
Simon Armitage makes a great walking companion!
Witty and wonderfully entertaining story of Simon's ambitious quest to walk the length of the Pennine Way (in reverse) relying only on the money raised fro... READ MORE
Jon P


Poet Laureate

One summer, Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way - a challenging 256-mile route usually approached from south to north, with the sun, wind and rain at your back. However, he resolved to tackle it back to front, walking home towards the Yorkshire village where he was born, travelling as a 'modern troubadour', without a penny in his pockets and singing for his supper with poetry readings in village halls, churches, pubs and living rooms.

Walking Home describes his extraordinary, yet ordinary, journey of human endeavour, unexpected kindnesses and terrible blisters.

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571249893
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 247g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 18 mm

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Walking Home
fantastic work
What a book! I would recommend it to anyone. It is easily read, comprehended and enjoyed at the same time. The story is about a modern poet who decides to... READ MORE
Mrs Najera
Walking Home
The other side of England
Although I moved to the UK already three years ago, I have to admit that the part ofthe country that lies north of Heathrow Airport is still a Terra incogn... READ MORE
Walking Home
The journey home
Simon Armitage is a modern day poet and author. He decides to walk the 256 mile Pennine Way in the summer of 2010 from north to south, so that he feels lik... READ MORE
Caroline Colley
Walking Home
Walking the Hard Way
Simon Armitage wrote this book in such a way as I felt the wind and rain on my face, enjoyed the company of his hosts as he walked the Pennine way from nor... READ MORE
Walking Home
A record that the North isn't only wet and bleak
I enjoy Simon Armitage's poetry, and looked forward to the opportunity to read this book, a different format for him. The concept appealed to me, as I lik... READ MORE
Walking Home
I couldn't finish this
I thought I'd enjoy this,, managed to stick with it until page 40 and gave up
Walking Home
Inspiring walk home
I was not sure about the book in the beginning but you travel along the Pennine Way road with the poet, Simon Armitage. He gives a detailed description of ... READ MORE
Walking Home
A brilliant love letter to the North
My favourite book of the year so far. A wonderful lighthearted book looking at walking the Pennine Way the wrong way round. Easy to read and to close your ... READ MORE
Reader in Pudsey
Walking Home
A thoroughly enjoyable read
It wasn't my usual read but I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it was a like a breath of fresh air! The author, poet Simon Armitage, decides to walk the Pen... READ MORE
Walking Home
Brilliant inspiring read
This book was a thoroughly engaging and enjoyable read, encompassing all my favourite interests…geography, maps, walking and a desire to undertake the Penn... READ MORE
Walking Home
Walking Home
A really enjoyable ramble, Simon Armitage writes in a friendly, often amusing, unsurprisingly poetic way about the landscape of the Pennines. Over the cour... READ MORE
Charlotte L
Walking Home
Loved this book
I absolutely loved this book. Simon's writing style is very easy to read, and I loved the little anecdotes and the characters he met along the way. I think... READ MORE
Walking Home
Enjoyable and easy to read
Now I am not a walker, nor do I confess to knowing much about The Penine Way however Armitage's tale isn't just a log of his epic walk "the wrong way" it's... READ MORE
Walking Home
A great journey and a great read
This is an engaging book about poet Simon Armitage walking the Pennine Way in the "wrong direction" in the summer of 2010. He planned his route in advance ... READ MORE
Walking Home
Have read better
Based on the blurb, Walking Home would not be one of my normal choices. I did however; enjoy the way Simon Armitage took the reader on the same journey as ... READ MORE
Walking Home
a wonderful read
It is sometimes good to do things the other way round and in this book Simon Armitage does justr that - he walks the Pennine way from North to South - very... READ MORE
Walking Home
Skipping not plodding
Simon Armitage decides to walk the Pennine Way - the wrong way! Simon Armitage – y’know, t’ poet lad, decides to walk the Pennine Way from Scotland to home... READ MORE
Nicholas Hayes
Walking Home
an enjoyable read
this was a pleasant read about the poet Simon Armitage walking the pennine way the 'wrong way', north to south rather than south to north. The book tells o... READ MORE
j thomas
Walking Home
A Poetic Long Walk Home
An engaging and throughly enjoyable read of poet Simon Armitage's "long walk home". It captured how an off the cuff throught/idea - walking the Pennine Way... READ MORE
Fiona Allison
Walking Home
I would love to walk a long distance path, and this book is a real inspiration to get out there and do just that! This is not Bear Grylls or Ray Mears, but... READ MORE
A Upton
Walking Home
Entertaining read
Within Walking Home the poet, Simon Armitage, narrates the inner thoughts that he had on his arduous journey on foot from Kirk Yetholm to the Yorkshire vil... READ MORE
Rachael Caunt
Walking Home
An enjoyable romp through the Pennines
I was a bit concerned that this book would be nothing but a top to bottom description of the Pennine way, and too much poetry. I need not have worried. Its... READ MORE
Walking Home
An easy to read, enjoyable journey
I feel as though I should write this backwards like Simon Armitage who walked the Pennine Way the wrong way. As someone who doesn't walk long distances ove... READ MORE
Rachel Lee