Winterwalks

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ESSAY01Deborah Levy20130218

Novelist Deborah Levy records a walk on London's Hampstead Heath under layers of snow. She also has time to tell us about a tin of crabmeat. Russian crabmeat...

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape was still transformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape was still tranformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

First off is Deborah Levy, who records a walk on London's

Hampstead Heath under layers of snow. She also has

time to tell us about a tin of crabmeat. Russian crabmeat.

ESSAY01Deborah Levy On Hampstead Heath2013021820150202 (R3)

Novelist Deborah Levy records a walk on London's Hampstead Heath under layers of snow. She also has time to tell us about a tin of crabmeat. Russian crabmeat...

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape was still transformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

ESSAY02Christopher Hope20130219

moves briskly to avoid the cold wins of the Languedoc. But he still has time to delight in the details of the land and tell us about the Cayman..

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape was still tranformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Christopher Hope moves briskly to avoid

the cold wins of the Languedoc. But still

has time to delight about the details of

the land and tell us about the Cayman.

ESSAY02Christopher Hope in Languedoc20130219

ESSAY02Christopher Hope in Languedoc2013021920150203 (R3)

Christopher Hope moves briskly to avoid the cold wins of the Languedoc. But he still has time to delight in the details of the land and tell us about the Cayman..

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape was still transformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

ESSAY02Christopher Hope in Languedoc2013021920150203 (R3)

Christopher Hope moves briskly to avoid the cold wins of the Languedoc. But he still has time to delight in the details of the land and tell us about the Cayman..

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape was still transformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

ESSAY02Christopher Hope in Languedoc20130219

ESSAY02Christopher Hope in Languedoc2013021920150203 (R3)

Christopher Hope moves briskly to avoid the cold wins of the Languedoc. But he still has time to delight in the details of the land and tell us about the Cayman..

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape was still transformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

ESSAY02Christopher Hope in Languedoc2013021920150203 (R3)

Christopher Hope moves briskly to avoid the cold wins of the Languedoc. But he still has time to delight in the details of the land and tell us about the Cayman..

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape was still transformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

ESSAY02Christopher Hope in Languedoc20130219

ESSAY02Christopher Hope In Languedoc2013021920150203 (R3)

Christopher Hope moves briskly to avoid the cold wins of the Languedoc. But he still has time to delight in the details of the land and tell us about the Cayman..

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape was still transformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

ESSAY03Scarlett Thomas20130220

ESSAY03Scarlett Thomas2013022020150204 (R3)

It's the turn of novelist Scarlett Thomas to get going and record her journey. Her cold weather walk takes in many fruits and vegetables, and evokes places such as Ash and Staple. But where is she?

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape is still transformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

ESSAY03Scarlett Thomas2013022020150204 (R3)

It's the turn of novelist Scarlett Thomas to get going and record her journey. Her cold weather walk takes in many fruits and vegetables, and evokes places such as Ash and Staple. But where is she?

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape is still transformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

ESSAY03Scarlett Thomas20130220

ESSAY03Scarlett Thomas2013022020150204 (R3)

It's the turn of novelist Scarlett Thomas to get going and record her journey. Her cold weather walk takes in many fruits and vegetables, and evokes places such as Ash and Staple. But where is she?

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape is still transformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

ESSAY03Scarlett Thomas20130220

It's the turn of novelist Scarlett Thomas to get going and record her journey. Her cold weather walk takes in many fruits and vegetables, and evokes places such as Ash and Staple. But where is she?

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape is still tranformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

It's the turn of novelist Scarlett Thomas to get going and record her journey. Her cold weather walk

takes in many fruits and vegetables, and evokes places such as Ash and Staple. But where is she?

ESSAY04Erica Wagner20130221

ESSAY04Erica Wagner2013022120150205 (R3)

Author and critic Erica Wagner recalls a journey that happens at midnight, taking in a hill, a castle and biting winds. But it's really about couples walking together. How do they respond?

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape is still transformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

ESSAY04Erica Wagner20130221

Author and critic Erica Wagner recalls a journey that happens at midnight, taking in a hill, a castle and biting winds. But it's really about couples walking together. How do they respond?

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape is still tranformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

ESSAY05Owen Sheers in Poland20130222

ESSAY05Owen Sheers In Poland2013022220150206 (R3)

Poet Owen Sheers makes the week's final walk, heading deep into a forest in Poland, where the sights and sounds are alluring and timeless. Then he passes the woman on the bicycle..

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape is still transformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

ESSAY05 LASTOwen Sheers In Poland20130222

Poet Owen Sheers makes the week's final walk, heading deep into a forest in Poland, where the sights and sounds are alluring and timeless. Then he passes the woman on the bicycle..

The wonders of winter are best observed on foot. So five writers were asked to go walking whilst the landscape is still tranformed by the cold. 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. What did it mean to them?

Producer Duncan Minshull