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Jun. 8th, 2012 07:42 pm A beer glass walk in the City of London

Does anyone still read this? I finally did a beer glass walk.

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Dec. 17th, 2008 07:25 am Other ways of beerwalking.

Hello beerglasswalks! Via squirmelia, I find the Lonely Planet experimental travel page. I haven't read them all yet, but this one caught my eye:

Go to your favourite pub and order your favourite drink. Ask the barperson where their favourite pub is and what they drink there. Go there and order their recommended drink, and then repeat the exercise with whoever serves you, and so on.

Would probably work best in a smaller city than London, at least if you wanted to do it on foot.

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Jun. 28th, 2007 10:18 am BeerGlassWalks: The Initiation

Seeing as I am going to be up in Edinburgh anyway:

If anyone wants to come on an exploration of Edinburgh, meet at Bannerman's bar at 11.00 am on Monday 9th July where a pint shall be drunk and the empty glass duly placed on an OS 1:50 000 map especially purchased for the occasion.

edit: 12.00, not 11.00, cos Bannerman's doesn't open until then.

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Jun. 20th, 2007 03:35 pm Head of the River to the Isis Oxwalk

There's a right of way along the river.

Map can be found here.

When would be a good date to do it?

When would be a good date to do this Oxwalk?

Course, most of the people who would go on it are off at Glastonbury.

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Jun. 20th, 2007 02:43 pm Subway Walks

As the only other UK city in possession of a true underground system. I feel that the Glasgow Subway deserves the attention of TubeWalkers. I know that there has been (at least) one Subway Walk before. Which I sadly missed, despite being in the right country at the time. And I’m not sure what rules it was done by.

Anyway, this is the set of walks that using Woody’s Canonical Tubewalk rules gives:

Subway Walks
 start end route
1 Bridge Street St Enoch 0.5miles
2 Buchanan Street Cowcaddens 1.0miles
3 Cessnock Ibrox 0.5miles
4 Govan Partick 0.5miles
5 Hillhead Kelvinbridge 0.4miles
6 Kelvinhall Hillhead 0.2miles
7Kinning Park Shields Rd 0.4mile
8St George’s Cross Cowcaddens 0.4mile
9West StBridge St 0.4mile
Corrected as per ajn’s observations

Note the beauty of the route: the last station, is the same as the first: Bridge Street. (We’ll ignore the fact that it, and Hillhead, are both a start, and an end; unavoidable in a circular route with an odd number of stations.)

These are all pretty short walks - from a bit over 200m, up to a couple of kilometres (although it misses the shortest link in the system - Buchanan Street to St Enoch). After all, the entire subway loop is only 10.4km long! Any other walking strategy ends up with the walker crisscrossing the centre of the city 8 times! So, I think, being a (rough) circle just over a BeerGlassWalk‘s circumference (at 1:50,000), as well as a TubeWalk, I think it can best be considered to be a hybrid: a Glass Tube Walk?.

(And there’s always the option of simply walking the whole system.)

Any takers?

Current Mood: propositional
Current Music: John Coltrane / Song of the Underground Railroad

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Jun. 19th, 2007 10:48 pm The Process of Beer Glass Walking


  • City
  • Map of City (ideally the same City)
  • Beer Glass
  • Pencil


  1. Take the glass, and drain.
  2. Unfold the the map.
  3. Upturn the empty glass on the map.
  4. Describe the circle made by the rim of the glass with the pencil.
  5. Walk the described circle, as closely as possible.

[Thanks to Robert MacFarlane, TLS]

Current Mood: scheming
Current Music: Johnny Cash / I Walk The Line

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