The Essay: Winterwalks

Monday 18 February

10.45pm-11.00pm

BBC RADIO 3

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. In this week’s essay series, five writers explain how the cold months are best seen and felt on foot. On Monday, Deborah Levy is the first to set out.

Five writers were asked to go walking while the landscape was still being transformed by the cold. Deborah Levy records a walk on London's Hampstead Heath under layers of snow.

Deborah Levy, Christopher Hope, Scarlett Thomas, Erica Wagner and Owen Sheers all headed out to different places, and then reported back about their journeys and the actual activity of walking.

Presenter/Deborah Levy

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