Dovegreyreader recently reviewed a new book by Robert Macfarlane, Landmarks. Unfortunately, it won't be published in the US until September. But I couldn't wait for the Macfarlane experience so I borrowed from the library The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot.
The author does a lot of walking, mostly in Britain, but sometimes off in Iberia or the Near East. His descriptions are not to be confused with those pastoral paragraphs you skip in most novels. I hung on his descriptions of sunken roads and hedgerows and distant peaks.
Landmarks is in my Amazon cart. I haven't bought it yet, but soon I will reach the tipping point and come September I have no doubt I'll be sounding like Dovegreyreader, singing the praises of this latest book of geography, literature, history, botany, physical fitness and so much more.
Go read that review.