AS THE CROW FLIES
As the Crow Flies describes Janet Street-Porter's attempt to walk the 350 miles from Edinburgh Observatory to Greenwich Observatory in a dead straight line. She discovers a new way of walking - the OS map isn't quite so handy when you can't stray off a line you've drawn on a map. What's more useful is a heavy clearing stick, the power of persuasion, and the patience of a saint. Janet adopts the old ramblers' cause of the "right to roam", discovering some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain - as well as bargaining and begging her way into secure properties, dodging Boeing 737s on take-off, and invading army bases and Saturday morning golf tournaments, all in the name of completing this mammoth walk strictly as the crow flies.