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Severn Way with Lucy Newcombe

Clare Balding meets up with retired wing commander Lucy Newcombe, currently on an epic walk around the coast of Britain. They walk six miles of the Severn Way together.

Clare Balding continues this series of epic walks by meeting up with a retired RAF officer, Lucy Newcombe, who started walking round the coast of Britain last summer. By the time her journey ends she expects to have covered over six thousand miles. Lucy and Clare discuss the kindness of strangers, their love of the British countryside, home-made cake and the best way to deal with dogs. They walk for six miles along the Severn Way and are joined by Lucy's sister in law, Laura, who, as she lives locally, has been operating as landlady, laundress and taxi driver for the past two weeks. She tells Clare about the changes this journey has made to Lucy, once a loner, now discovering that she likes the company of her fellow man. Lucy however insists she's not walking alone to discover herself, find her inner voice or to make plans for a new career. Lucy walks for the joy of it and the chance to see more of the country she loves.
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

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23 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Clare Balding
Interviewed Guest Lucy Newcombe
Producer Lucy Lunt


  • Thu 9 Jun 2016 15:00
  • Sat 11 Jun 2016 06:07

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