Interested in a slow ramble through the French countryside, or a tramp along New Zealand's Milford Track, or perhaps a hike through the Italian Dolomites? This book helps you plan and prepare to make those dreams a reality. While focusing on a comfortable approach to walking-on-path rather than off-track, staying in simple accommodation rather than camping, enjoying a glass of wine with dinner instead of purifying your drinking water - Slow Journeys is generous in its whimsical considerations and observations of the joys of taking a long walk. It also offers practical information on the hurdles all walkers face including preparing your itinerary, choosing kit, preventing blisters and mastering the intricacies of navigation. So put on your boots, hoist your pack and head off down that winding track to discover the pleasures of travelling by foot.