Ramblings, Series 21 Episode 2 of 6
Listen in pop-out player

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

Prog 5: Dartmoor with Alex Lyons who is a search and rescue dog handler.

Alex Lyons is a dog handler with the Tavistock-Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team. He and several members of his team - and their dogs - take Clare for a wild, wet and windy walk on Dartmoor. Clare sees how the rescue dogs work, and asks why anyone would want to spend their leisure time doing a voluntary job which is exhausting and occasionally upsetting. The answer? A sense of fulfilment, the opportunity to spend time in beautiful and remote countryside, and - of course - the joy of working with highly trained and intelligent dogs (who make their presence felt, and heard, throughout the programme).

Producer Karen Gregor.

Release date:

Available now

23 minutes

Last on

Sat 2 Jun 2012 06:07

Featured in...

How to go for a walk

How to go for a walk

Walking can give you time to think or an opportunity to explore.

Clare's top 30

Clare Balding

Listen to a selection of favourite walks from Ramblings.