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)

  • 24 Jul 2014: Butser Iron Age Farm

    Thu, 24 Jul 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    How did people live 2,000 years ago during the Iron Age? Helen Mark finds out at Butser Ancient Farm near Petersfield in Hampshire, very much a living archaeological laboratory.

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  • 17 Jul 2014: Hafod Uchtryd

    Thu, 17 Jul 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Once, the Hafod estate near Aberystwyth was one of Wales' most popular attractions, but that was 200 years ago. Felicity Evans finds out how it fell into disrepair and off the map.

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  • 10 Jul 2014: Rural Murals

    Thu, 10 Jul 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Medium Street art comes to the Dumfries and Galloway landscape in the form of rural murals. Helen Mark meets farmers and artists hoping to shake up our view of the countryside.

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  • 03 Jul 2014: Tour De Yorkshire

    Thu, 3 Jul 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    The opening leg of the infamous Tour De France comes to the rolling hills of Yorkshire. Helen Mark takes to two wheels, and uncovers some of the area's hidden gems.

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  • 15 May 2014: Birds of Coquet Island

    Thu, 15 May 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Helen Mark visits Coquet Island, a sanctuary for some of Britain's rarest nesting sea birds and also home to the world's first 'puffin piano'.

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  • 08 May 2014: Brooklands Racetrack

    Thu, 8 May 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Helen Mark takes you tearing around the banking at Brooklands - the world's first purpose built motor-racing circuit in Weybridge in Surrey.

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  • 01 May 2014: Avon Gorge, Bristol

    Thu, 1 May 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    With Brunel's iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge towering over head, Felicity Evans delves into the dense undergrowth of Bristol's spectacular Avon Gorge.

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  • 24 Apr 2014: Walking on Water, Isles of Scilly

    Thu, 24 Apr 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Helen Mark uses a very low tide to walk between Tresco and Bryher, two of the Isles of Scilly, meeting people who delight in what is revealed, such as 3,000 year old field walls.

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  • 17 Apr 2014: Cotton Mills, Derbyshire

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Helen Mark visits the Derwent Valley, an area dotted with old, looming cotton mill structures to discover what the future holds for these 'industrial giants' of the landscape.

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  • 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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