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Church Stretton

Clare Balding goes for a hike in Little Switzerland, aka Church Stretton, in Shropshire. She is with Mark and Debbie, who met after their spouses died of cancer.

Clare Balding is off to Little Switzerland in this week's programme, but she's not travelling far: Church Stretton, in Shropshire, earned its nick-name in Victorian times because of the area's Alpine feel. Her companions are Mark and Debbie, who met after both lost their spouses to cancer. Together with Ted, the wire haired Dachshund, they are attempting to complete every route listed in the book "50 walks in Shropshire". They have just passed the 20 mark. Today's walk takes them to the trig point of the Long Mynd, from there they retrace their steps back to the top of Town Brook Hollow and return over the top of Yearlet Hill and Ashlet Hill and back into Church Stretton.

Producer: Karen Gregor.

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25 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Clare Balding
Producer Karen Gregor


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