A good walk seems to naturally lead to a good book. These are Ann Kirkland’s recommendations for great books to inspire you to walk and to take with you on your walk.

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
by Robert Macfarlane

Wanderlust: A History of Walking
by Rebecca Solni

Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

by Lauren Elkin

Song of the Open Road
by Walt Whitman

On Looking: A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation
by Alexandra Horowitz

Walk in a Relaxed Manner: Life Lessons from the Camino
by Joyce Rupp

The Vintage Book of Walking
by Duncan Minshull