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Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Contents - Phil Fos­ter, Email

You ruddy lovely lot!

Hav­ing re­cently taken up walk­ing and started a lo­cal walk­ing group, we love to get out and ex­plore all man­ner of paths. The thing we all no­tice is how the hum­ble walker is ex­pected to give way to ev­ery other user of the paths we share.

Cy­clists may ring their bells to warn you they are com­ing through, yet never alight to al­low our group past them.

Run­ners just keep a pace and carve a course through any brave enough to keep on track. Dog walk­ers seem obliv­i­ous their hounds are sniff­ing ev­ery­one.

The big­gest prob­lem is when you meet an­other walker com­ing to­ward you – both greet each other and say ‘Af­ter you’ which leads to a bout of Chuckle Brother to-ing and fro-ing.

At least while we may be at the bot­tom of the peck­ing or­der, we are the kind­est peo­ple you will meet on a walk.

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