Walking Festival: Globetrotting - A Literary Walk around the World

Campbell Park

Sunday 12 May
Suitable for all ages

‘There was nowhere to go but everywhere’  JACK KEROUAC

Join Duncan Minshull at 2pm on May 12th for an enlightening stroll around Campbell Park and beyond, weaving in fascinating stories from his latest collection, Globetrotting: Writers Walk The World.

Hear from those who have walked parts of the seven continents, from Charles Darwin, DH Lawrence, and Katharine Mansfield to William Boyd, Michèle Roberts and Helen Garner. Duncan will transport you to Paris and to Rome, to the frozen wastes of Antarctica, to the pilgrim paths of Japan; capturing the joys and hardships of foot travel, and pose the question of why we choose to set off in the first place. 

Duncan Minshull is a former BBC producer, anthologist, and writer. His collections include Globetrotting, Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking and Sauntering: Writers Walk Europe.

The walk begins and ends at The Parks Trust in Campbell Park, and will take approximately 90 minutes, covering around 3 miles. Duncan will also be signing copies of his books after the walk.

Meeting at: Campbell Park Pavilion, 1300 Silbury Blvd

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We're delighted to be working in collaboration with Milton Keynes Lit Fest and bringing this exciting event to close the Walking Festival. 

  • Campbell Park
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    Campbell Park resides in the heart of Milton Keynes and connects the city centre to the wider landscape and the expansive linear park network. Visitors can discover natural and man-made topography as well as public art, water features, the Grand Union Canal, a first-class cricket pitch, open-air auditorium along with planting designed to encourage biodiversity.