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Ramblings, Series 21 Episode 2 of 6

23 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 31 May 2012

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.

  • Soaking wet, but enjoying every minute of it...!

    Soaking wet, but enjoying every minute of it...!

    Clare Balding with Alex Lyons and other members of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team

  • Rivulets (through a wet camera lens)

    Rivulets (through a wet camera lens)

    These rivulets freeze in the winter, creating multiple icicles.

  • Before the drenching...

    Before the drenching...


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