Ramblings with Clare Balding

Ramblings with Clare Balding

Inspirational walks around the UK countryside with Clare Balding. Clare is joined by guests on a walk that’s significant in their lives.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • 20 Mar 2014: Over the Hill Walkers

    Thu, 20 Mar 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Clare Balding walks with the 'Over the Hill' club, a group of veteran hockey players who get together once a year to explore a new route.

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  • 13 Mar 2014: Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

    Thu, 13 Mar 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Medium After thirteen years, Clare Balding revisits Tennyson Down, on the Isle of Wight, with Elizabeth Hutchings, whose late husband, Richard, founded the Tennyson Society. 5/6

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  • 6th Mar 2014: Mental Health Walking Group

    Thu, 6 Mar 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    This series of Ramblings is themed 'Ramblings Revisited' as Clare catches up with people she walked with once before. In 2005 Clare rambled with a group based at the Radbrook Day Service centre in Shrewsbury, for people with mental health difficulties. The group had been running for ten years at the time of the original programme, but in the intervening years the Day Service centre was closed and the walking group folded. However one of the walkers in the original programme, clinical psychologist Penny Priest, has continued her interest in the mental health benefits of walking and introduces Clare to psychologist Guy Holmes who began a similar 'walk and talk' group in Shrewsbury which allowed original members to continue walking, and also brought new members on board.

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  • 27 Feb 2014: Monday Walkers, Hopetoun

    Thu, 27 Feb 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Clare Balding visits the Hopetoun estate, to rejoin The Monday Walkers whom she first met twelve years ago, when they took for on the longest walk she ever did for Ramblings.

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  • 20 Feb 2014: Rachael Kiddey, Avon Estuary

    Thu, 20 Feb 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    This series is themed 'Ramblings Revisited' as Clare Balding walks again with some of her favourite and most memorable guests. This week Clare walks again with a family she first met in 2006. 2/6

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  • 13 Feb 2014: Tom Isaacs, Chorley Wood

    Thu, 13 Feb 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Medium Clare Balding walks along the banks of the river Chess with Tom Isaacs, who suffer from Parkinson, and his wife Lyndsey. 1/6

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  • John McCarthy walks with Anni Townend & Ian Lock

    Thu, 24 Oct 13

    Duration:
    25 mins

    John McCarthy walks on the South Downs with volunteer rangers, Anni Townend and Ian Lock.

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  • Toyah Willcox walks with Cathy Dreyer

    Thu, 17 Oct 13

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Guest presenter, Toyah Willcox, joins listener, Cathy Dreyer, as she completes yet another circuit of a short local route which she has chosen to walk 365 times.

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  • Dougie Vipond walks with Annabelle Asher

    Thu, 10 Oct 13

    Duration:
    25 mins

    This week’s Ramblings is presented by the broadcaster and musician, Dougie Vipond, who took over the map and microphone on a beautiful July day when Clare Balding was away. Dougie joined an amazing young girl, ten year old Annabelle Asher, on a stretch of the Coast to Coast walk from Newbiggin on Lune to Kirkby Stephen. With her parents’ support, Annabelle spent the first couple of weeks of her summer holidays raising money for the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal.

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  • Durham with Maggie and Keith Bell

    Thu, 3 Oct 13

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Clare Balding walks with Keith and Maggie Bell around the city of Durham. It's a walk they still enjoy now as much as they did thirty years ago, during their courting days.

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