Main content

The Same Walk 365 Times

Guest presenter Toyah Willcox joins listener Cathy Dreyer in Oxfordshire as she completes yet another circuit of a short local route that she has chosen to walk 365 times.

This week's walk is a little unusual. The guest, Cathy Dreyer, wrote to the programme to suggest we join her on a short, local route which she has chosen to walk 365 times.

Cathy began her project after reading the first few pages of Robert Macfarlane's book, 'The Old Ways'. She was filled with envy at his freedom to walk in exciting, far flung places. But rather than moan about her domestic responsibilities, Cathy thought she'd respond by doing a very short walk, 365 times over.

Cathy says she is using the walk to examine "what's really there" in both the natural world and in her domestic life as a parent which is repetitive and intimate, going over and over the same worn but wonderful ground. Motherhood and work means it's taking longer than a year to complete the project, something Cathy is chronicling in a blog www.walkinginacircle.wordpress.com

The theme of this series of Ramblings is listeners' walks, and this week's presenter is a previous Ramblings' guest: the broadcaster, actor and musician, Toyah Willcox.

Producer: Karen Gregor.

Available now

23 minutes

Buster

Buster

Presenter, Toyah Willcox with the guest, Cathy Dreyer

Presenter, Toyah Willcox with the guest, Cathy Dreyer

Woodland view

Woodland view

Field view

Field view

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Toyah Willcox
Interviewed Guest Cathy Dreyer
Producer Karen Gregor

Broadcasts

How to go for a walk

How to go for a walk

Walking can give you time to think or an opportunity to explore.

Clare's top 30

Clare's top 30

Listen to a selection of favourite walks from Ramblings.

Podcast