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Hopetoun with the Monday Walkers

Clare Balding visits the Hopetoun Estate, just west of Edinburgh, to rejoin the Monday Walkers, who, 12 years earlier, took her on the longest walk she ever did for Ramblings.

In this series Clare Balding revisits some of her favourite walks and walkers from past programmes.

Here she travels to the Hopetoun Estate, just west of Edinburgh to meet up with a group of women she first met twelve years ago. The Monday walkers have been together for over twenty five years, when they first met Clare, their average age was early sixties, now it's mid seventies. They explain that although walking still keeps them fit, they do now tailor their routes to take account of the passing years. A wee dram may still be part of their days outings but skinny dipping is accepted as a past pleasure.

Producer: Lucy Lunt.

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23 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Clare Balding
Producer Lucy Lunt


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