It is now 60 years since Satish Kumar, editor emeritus of this magazine, set out on his well-documented 8,000-mile peace walk from the grave of Mahatma Gandhi in India to the grave of former US president John F. Kennedy in Washington, making him one of the first great walking activists of the 20th century.

Today we can walk on our own doorsteps or further afield to enjoy that same feeling of immersion in the more-than-human, to find purpose and find our own rhythm and steps. But we can also walk to protest and reclaim our birthright to adventure beyond the limitations of the legal and defined ...


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