Join travel writer Nick Hunt as he recounts tales of hospitality, kindness, freedom and adventure from his international pilgrimage.
Nick Hunt is a writer and storyteller. His first book Walking the Woods and the Water (Nicholas Brealey, 2014) is about his eight-month walk from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul in the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor.
His second book, Where the Wild Winds Are, recounts a series of walks following Europe's local winds, including the Helm, the Bora, the Foehn and the Mistral, to discover how they influence landscape, culture and psychology. It will be published in 2017. He also works as a co-editor for the Dark Mountain Project. nickhuntscrutiny.com
Walking the Woods and the Water
In 1933, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, 'like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar', from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul. Seventy–eight years later, Nick Hunt followed in his footsteps.
Walking the Woods and the Water (Nicholas Brealey, 2014) recounts a seven–month walk through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey on a quest to discover what remains of hospitality, kindness to strangers, freedom, wildness, adventure and the deeper currents of myth and story that still flow beneath Europe's surface.
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