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)

  • 26 June 2014: The Diamond Ramblers, Otterton

    Thu, 26 Jun 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Clare Balding has a sparkling day out walking in South Devon with The Diamond Walkers. They take on a six mile walk from the village of Otterton.

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  • 19 June 2014: Arundel, West Sussex

    Thu, 19 Jun 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    This week Clare walks with Tristan Gooley, the self-styled 'Natural Navigator' who makes his living teaching people how to orient themselves by using clues and signs within the landscape.

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  • 12 June 2014: Fingle Bridge to Castle Drogo

    Thu, 12 Jun 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Clare Balding joins members of U3A walking group, Stride Out, to explore the scenic path between Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo in South Devon.

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  • The Doward

    Thu, 5 Jun 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    This series of Ramblings is themed 'waterways' and in the second of two programmes based on the banks of the River Wye, Clare Balding walks with Nadia Smith on the Doward near Symond's Yat. Nadia has a grown-up son with cerebral palsy; when he was younger she needed to lift him a great deal, something she thinks contributed to osteoarthritis, which eventually led to two partial hip-replacements. She fought having these metal-hips for a long time, fearful that she would lose fitness and mobility. However, following the first operation, she followed a programme of gentle exercise and learned to adapt her walking posture. Nadia now feels as fit and active as before. Join Clare and Nadia as they walk along a stretch of the Wye close to Nadia's home.

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  • Hay on Wye

    Thu, 29 May 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Today on Ramblings, Clare Balding walks with a group of women who met while on a horse-trekking trip in Outer Mongolia. Firm friendships were formed on that adventure, and since then the group has met many times. For the past five years they've been walking Offa's Dyke bit-by-bit, and they've now reached the section that runs close to Hay on Wye, which is where Ramblings is based this week.

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  • 22 May 2014: Thundersley, Essex

    Thu, 22 May 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    There's a watery theme to this new series of Ramblings, as Clare Balding walks along rivers, lakes and streams. In this first programme we find her exploring part of the Thames estuary in Essex, with local enthusiast, Eileen Peck.

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  • 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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