Episode 6

Celebrating the Cotswolds while exploring heritage

It's August and in this episode we hear all about the Cotswold Way as it celebrates 50 years. Margaret Reid, Head Warden for the Cotswolds Natural Landscapes and Nicole Daw the Trails and Access Officer join us.

Lucy Bartlett gives us the latest on the walking festival. Sign up for walks here.

And in our Wise Words for Walking Women section we talk about safety - first aid kits, blisters, power banks and an amazing way to find and communicate your location very precisely - What3words

We finish with a walk recorded very kindly for us by artist Richard White. He takes us through Sydney Gardens and along the Kennet and Avon canal. He uses walking and audio to help us explore and face our uncomfortable histories and reluctant heritage. If you're intrigued, you can find out more by signing up to his walks - Remnants, resonances and ghosts of Bath’s Union Workhouse on Sunday 12 Sept and Botany, Empire and Deep Time on 19th September.

Bathscape Walking Festival timetable

Music

Acoustic Guitar 1, Audionautix, YouTube Audio Library.

Words, Audionautix, YouTube Audio Library

Host and Producer: Pommy Harmar

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Pommy Harmar

Freelance journalist, radio producer, podcaster and walker, Pommy has been working in radio since 2013.
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Lucy Bartlett

Lucy is the Bathscape Community Projects Officer and a keen walker. She organises the annual Bathscape Walking Festival which aims to encourage people to discover the beautiful landscape around Bath.