When the Tilneys and Catherine finally have their walk – and by the way, in this century, why do we not schedule more outings based around something as simple and pleasant as a walk? – the banter is back, and we fall in love with both Tilneys all over again.
Well, reader, I am pleased to report that in the midst of all my Jane Austen letter-writing, I did indeed go for a pleasant walk with Monkey and his family in the Pentlands. It was an enjoyable, refreshing afternoon, and the pub lunch afterwards felt properly deserved.
All good walks involve fields dotted with sheep.
Find a lovely nature-ful path near you and schedule an afternoon walk! Share your adventures and favourite walks in the comments :)