Coast and Country

Coast and Country

Countryside magazine featuring people, walks and wildlife from rural Britain. Clare Balding’s ‘Ramblings’ and ‘Open Country’ with Matt Baker and Helen Mark join forces to bring you a weekly tour of the best of the British countryside. In ‘Ramblings’ Clare joins her guests on a country walk that’s been significant in their lives. ‘Open Country’ travels to a different corner of the British Isles every week, seeking out the wildlife, the landscapes and the controversies that excite the passions of local people. Each twenty-five minute programme is broadcast on Saturday at 6.07am and repeated on Thursday at 3pm. New episodes are added every Saturday morning.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • 10 Apr 2014: Brecon Beacons, Waterfall Country

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Medium Felicity Evans visits the waterfalls at the western end of the Brecon Beacons, an area with a rich industrial heritage and today of great interest to walkers and potholers.

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  • 03 Apr 2014: British Raj in the Peak District

    Thu, 3 Apr 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Helen Mark travels with National Park Ranger Chamu Kuppuswamy as they discover the Indian heritage tucked amongst the wild hills of the Peak District National Park.

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  • 27 Mar 2014: Chelford Cattle Market

    Thu, 27 Mar 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Helen Mark explores Chelford Cattle Market in Cheshire where farmers have traded livestock and gossip for over a century.

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  • 06 Feb 2014: Common Ground, Dorset

    Thu, 6 Feb 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Helen Mark hears why Dorset has been used as a laboratory by the arts group, Common Ground. A sculptor and composer share their work that's been directly inspired by the county.

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  • 30 Jan 2014: Adlestrop

    Thu, 30 Jan 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Helen Mark visits the small Gloucestershire village of Adlestrop that inspired Edward Thomas' famous poem when his steam train stopped there 100 years ago, on the eve of war.

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  • Lincoln Aviation Heritage

    Thu, 23 Jan 14

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Helen Mark explores the aviation heritage of 'Bomber County' and finds out how Lincolnshire's former airfields are being used today. Produced by Mary Ward-Lowery

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  • 16 Jan 2014: Falklands Stewardship

    Thu, 16 Jan 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Felicity Evans visits Falkland estate in Fife, home to a former Royal palace. Hereditary Keeper, Ninian Stuart is using his inheritance to increase access to the woods and fields.

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  • 09 Jan 2014: Strangford Lough

    Thu, 9 Jan 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Helen Mark meets people who prize the isolation of Strangford Lough including Northern Ireland's first Marine Ranger and the son of Brian Faulkner, its last Prime Minister.

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  • 02 Jan 2014: Flodden Field

    Thu, 2 Jan 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Helen Mark visits the border landscape of Northumberland where in 2013 the 'borderers' found unique ways to commemorate the 500th year anniversary of the battle of Flodden.

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  • 26 Dec 2013: Doddington Hall

    Thu, 26 Dec 13

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Helen Mark meets a gamekeeper preparing for a seasonal shoot and visits Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire, where festive fare includes the game that lives on the estate.

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