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The Nidderdale Way: Bewerley to Dacre Banks

Clare Balding continues her walk along the Nidderdale Way in the company of the Tordoff family, who live in Pateley Bridge, which lies at the heart of the route.

Clare Balding is walking The Nidderdale Way in North Yorkshire for this series and here she completes the fourth leg of the route from Bewerley to Dacre Banks. She's accompanied by three members of the Tordoff family. Keith, came to the town of Pateley Bridge, that lies in the centre of the dale, twenty five years ago with his wife, Gloria. He gave up the stress of being a police officer in Leeds and took to running the local sweetshop, the oldest in the country. He is now a spokesman for the town and the area and does all he can to promote it, concerned as he is, that small rural towns like this, can die without the whole community pulling together. His son Alex is a local fireman and his partner Kirsty also works in the family business. Kirsty and Alex explain to Clare that their love of walking has taken them traveling all over the world, while Keith explains his love of Pateley Bridge means he no longer wishes to go anywhere else.
Their walk starts at Bewerley Grange Chapel where Keith's parents are buried and ends in the village of Dacre Banks, right on the banks of the river Nidd.
Producer Lucy Lunt.

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23 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Clare Balding
Interviewed Guest Keith Tordoff
Producer Lucy Lunt


  • Thu 8 Jun 2017 15:00
  • Sat 10 Jun 2017 06:07

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