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Flamborough Head to Bridlington

Ramblings, Series 21 Episode 1 of 6

23 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 24 May 2012

Clare Balding is walking with dogs (and their owners) in this new series of Ramblings.

Programme 1: Flamborough Head to Bridlington with Stuart Jessup, Kate Atkin and Poppy the springer spaniel.

Stuart Jessup and his springer spaniel, Poppy, started an 8 month, 2,500 mile walk around the English coast in October 2011. Occasionally joined by Stuart's wife, Kate, Stuart is walking as part of a campaign to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and to raise money for Sane and Anxiety UK. Clare Balding joined Stuart, Kate and Poppy for a stretch of the walk from Flamborough Head to Bridlington on the Yorkshire Coast, to hear more about his adventures. Poppy has been central to the success of the walk; her friendliness encourages conversations between Stuart and other walkers, who often reveal their own problems with depression - both parties leaving the encounter enriched.
Producer Karen Gregor.

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    The Group

    Kate Atkin, Stuart Jessup, Clare and springer spaniel Poppy.

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