Looking forward to my discussion with Kevin Fernihough next week on BBC RADIO CUMBRIA, on why more people don’t greet or even acknowledge each other walking in the country. This has arisen from a £35,000 bizarre campaign to teach ramblers & dog-walkers on the South Downs to greet one another! Comments in private or public please…… Personally, I’d be far more embarrassed trying to ignore passers-by!
See: Patrick Barkham, in the Guardian“What do you say when you pass someone sauntering along a country path? A hearty hello? Acknowledgement, muttered and grudging? If you reside in Sussex, you’ll be cheerily hailing fellow walkers, runners and cyclists – the fruit of a £35,000 campaign by the South Downs national park authority.”