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BuzyG

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Do you listen to music whist walking?
« on: 09:37:04, 04/05/20 »
I'm intrigued to know if others listen to music on the move.  Personally I don't.  I prefer the sound of nature and the odd chinook.   There was a wood pecker tap tap tapping away by the river Fowey on Sundays walk, heard but not seen despite my trying for several minutes to get a picture.


So what do you listen to whilst walking?

ninthace

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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #1 on: 09:39:36, 04/05/20 »
Never.  Walking solo I may listen to Radio 4 to give my mind some exercise as well.
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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #2 on: 10:19:08, 04/05/20 »
I find a few comedies that I have missed on the radio are fun to listen to..
But generally no, I like to hear the families and rabid dogs as a warning.
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Jac

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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #3 on: 10:22:51, 04/05/20 »
No.
But I do sometimes find myself singing.

Listening might be kinder on those I meet unexpectedly but currently it appears to help with the distancing
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Ridge

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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #4 on: 10:34:09, 04/05/20 »
No, I never listen to music or anything else when out walking.

Owen

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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #5 on: 11:10:33, 04/05/20 »
Personally I don't.  I prefer the sound of nature and the odd chinook.   


In the Falklands Chinooks are known a woka-wokers, because of the distinct sound they make.

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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #6 on: 11:17:15, 04/05/20 »
I tried listening to music via headphones when running but found if I concentrated on the music I had little idea of what was going on around me. If I was aware of my surroundings I had no idea of what music had been playing, so no I donít , for me itís one or the other not both. I cannot have music on in the background either. I tried listening while on my treadmill but that was awful... i kept getting off the pace and nearly ended in a heap on the floor.
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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #7 on: 12:13:08, 04/05/20 »
Tried listening to music once on a walk, didn't like it. I prefer to hear the sounds of nature. Also with more joggers and cyclists on the paths nowadays, I want to be able to hear anybody approaching from behind me so I can jump out of the way before getting knocked down  :)

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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #8 on: 12:15:54, 04/05/20 »
Not for me you might as well be in gym on a treadmill

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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #9 on: 12:38:51, 04/05/20 »
I listened to fast paced music when walking at lunchtime from the office for exercise. When walking in the countryside, I prefer to hear the wildlife.

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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #10 on: 12:45:19, 04/05/20 »
I never listen to music when I'm walking.  I prefer to hear the sounds of the natural world, such as birdsong or the waves on the shore.  Walking on the South Downs in summer is often to the accompaniment of skylarks. 

Also I like to be aware of what's going on around me.

BuzyG

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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #11 on: 12:48:38, 04/05/20 »

In the Falklands Chinooks are known a woka-wokers, because of the distinct sound they make.


Ah ha, the fabled Woka-Woker bird.  A favourite of the local SBS.

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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #12 on: 13:22:44, 04/05/20 »
On my first ever multi day walk in the Lake District I hummed/sang/mentally played The Who's "Tommy" as it had just been released. To this day I hear the last track when I'm on a steep bit.

Listening to you I get the music
Gazing at you I get the heat
Following you I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet

Birdman

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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #13 on: 13:30:58, 04/05/20 »
Never when walking in nature. The beauty of walking in nature is to be completely immersed in it, away from noise and other people (hopefully).  I only want to hear the sounds of nature like the wind, waves (near sea) and birdsong.
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Re: Do you listen to music whist walking?
« Reply #14 on: 16:25:10, 04/05/20 »
Never.
Each to their own but I enjoy the natural sounds, running water, rain, birds, etc.
Itís an important part of the whole experience for me.