Peddars Way A Walk with Chalk

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Peddars Way A Walk with Chalk

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Double folded paperback. 47 pages. 24 x 21.5 cm.

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Since humans walked into Britain as the ice retreated 12,000 years ago we have been making and using paths. The easiest, driest ways to get from here to there have become so deeply etched into the earth they tenaciously still run through our 21st century lives, some are nothing more than boundaries now, some like The Great North Road are tarmaced, they are still major roads while others are grass tracks but obvious routes from A to B. The Peddars Way is as random a route as you are likely to find. It runs from Knettishall Heath, south/west of Thetford, due north through Norfolk to the tiny village of Holme-Next-The-Sea. Built by the Romans two thousand years ago it is a dead straight line from nowhere to nowhere and only used by dog walkers and long distance hikers. Look at it on a modern map and it’s a feint line through the emptiest part of Norfolk running counter to all the main east west transport links. It’s stubbornly still there for no particular reason.

In the sprit of a small adventure and getting to know my home county differently, I spent a year walking and drawing the Peddars Way.