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5/5 Owen Sheers visits a forest in Poland, where sights and sounds are alluring and timeless.
4/5 Erica Wagner recalls a midnight journey, with a hill, a castle and biting winds.
3/5 Scarlett Thomas describes fruits and vegetables on a walk across a winter landscape.
2/5 Writer Christopher Hope discusses the cold winds of Languedoc.
1/5 Writer Deborah Levy describes a walk on London's Hampstead Heath under layers of snow.