Music while you walk
by Spade » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:20 pm
One memorable walk on Beinn Heasgarnich, I remember playing Mendelssohn hebridean suite, this coupled with the spectaular scenery really made for a fantastic walk. The music (For me) really does add to the walk.
by simon-b » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:11 pm
by Spade » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:15 pm
by Skyelines » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:19 pm
The sound of the wind in the trees and creak and groans as they twist, the tinkling trickle that gives away the presence of a hidden watercourse in a bog. The rustle of a disturbed rodent in the vegetation alongside a path that merits a pause to try and see it. The cry of an eagle and the call of the raven, the roar of a stag. The crash of waterfalls and the gurgle of streams. The sound of a dislodged stone tumbling down a scree and the echo from the crags.
You can only hear it when you are there.
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by Lightfoot2017 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:20 am
For me, very often the best part of any walk is sitting at the summit on my own, with no one else around and listening to...
by Marty_JG » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:46 am
That said there's a small set of wind chimes half way up the 4x4 trail of the Kilpatrick Braes and I've always liked them. I've been tempted to get some chimes to take with me camping, at least to try out.
by rodderss » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:52 am
Know people who like music and podcasts , the younger generation
by Mal Grey » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:34 am
Where I do enjoy music that evokes the hills, folk and certain classical, is afterwards when the wind is howling against the windows, the fire is on and the memories of the day on the hill are somehow enhanced. This is especially true in bothies or the more basic hostels (we'd never impose it on others though).
I also like to take my guitar and do some folk stuff whilst out wild camping in the canoe, it works for me then. My companions' opinion may differ, but I haven't been buried in a shallow grave yet because if it
by Booga » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:34 pm
by Coutts94 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:30 pm
by Gordie12 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:14 pm
The vast majority of time I won't listen to anything all day but there can be some long days when I'm tired and music can give me a lift for the last couple of hours and it's good just to have the option if I fancy it.
A few years back when I did the Pennine Way I had a couple of 30 mile days and music really helped me towards the end of those days when the legs were starting to complain and I needed a bit of a psychological lift.
by MusicalHiker » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:59 pm
by rgf101 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:36 am
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by BlackPanther » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:47 am
When walking with another person (my husband in most cases) I feel it would be rude to plug my ears with headphones. Even if sometimes we walk for miles without saying anything.
by CharlesT » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:00 am
I recall a conversation with a climbing acquaintance many years ago on the relative merits of the Mozart horn concertos. His depth of knowledge was impressive and I asked if he had many recordings of them. Oh no, he said, I have the scores and they're all in my head anyway.
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