Two Opposing Views On Walking

by solitary walker

“So I’ll walk where I will over mountain and hill
And I’ll lie where the bracken is deep
I belong to the mountains, the clear running fountains
Where the grey rocks lie ragged and steep
I’ve seen the white hare in the gullys
And the curlew fly high overhead
And sooner than part from the mountains
I think I would rather be dead.

I’m a rambler, I’m a rambler from Manchester way
I get all me pleasure the hard moorland way
I may be a wageslave on Monday
But I am a free man on Sunday.” Ewan MacColl The Manchester Rambler

“I nauseate walking; ’tis a country diversion. I loathe the country and everything that relates to it.” Spoken by Mrs Millamant in William Congreve‘s The Way Of The World