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


Acoustic Guitar 1, Audionautix, YouTube Audio Library.

Words, Audionautix, YouTube Audio Library

Host and Producer: Pommy Harmar

About the Podcast

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About your hosts

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Pommy Harmar

Freelance Journalist, radio producer, podcaster and walker. Pommy has been working in radio since 2013. She has produced and hosted podcasts including Sleeping with the Moon, Footprints, The Bristol Walkfest Podcast, The Quarantini, and Follow The Sun.

"It was excellent, really interesting and informative. The details and the way it was done, with three women farmers as key players, was really refreshing. I liked the voiceover and all the interviews." (Footprints, season 2 listener)

"All your topics on the Footprints podcast were relevant and fascinating to me as an older, female solo walker for the first time in the U.K." (Footprints season 1 listener)

Email: pommyharmar@yahoo.co.uk
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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.