In this humorous, inspiring and delightfully British tale, Gary finds solitude and weary limbs bring him closer to the wisdom of the world's greatest thinkers. Recalling Rousseau's reverie, Bertrand Russell's misery, Plato's love of beauty and Epicurus' joy in simplicity, Walking with Plato offers a breath of fresh, country air and clarity for anyone craving an escape from the humdrum of everyday life.
"Walking with Plato is a highly personal read, and Hayden’s warm, funny style lends itself well to this approach, inviting the reader along for the adventure...The book should appeal to fans of travel writing, hiking, and philosophy alike."
‘Hayden's trains of thought are fascinating, informative and often surprising'.
‘A warm, engaging page-turner that still delivers on the profundity promised in the title'.
‘[A] wonderful new book…pondering the philosophical truths of walking'.
'A helpful and delightful reminder of the important things in life'
‘Gary Hayden is the armchair traveller's ideal companion as he tramps "end to end” from northern Scotland to Land's End. He is an adroit peripatetic teacher.'
"A compelling reminder that serious reading sustains—even transforms—lived experience."
"Part travelogue, part philosophical notebook, Hayden's chronicle lifts the spirits with its lightness of touch."
"Truly amusing anecdotes and lovely writing"