National Trust podcast: series five
Catch up with series five of the National Trust Podcast and discover episodes full of art, history and adventure. Join in as we travel the world with plant hunters, uncover a secret Second World War map-making operation, meet a family of beavers and much more.
Episode 102: The stranger at Attingham Park
What started as a family trip out took a surprising turn when a mysterious encounter at Attingham Park in Shropshire changed the course of National Trust member Sally’s life.Listen on mobile
Episode 101: Black hiking
As a black Brit from London, going out for a hike used to feel like an alien concept to podcast producer Sean. However, after four years working at the Trust, he’s now developed a love for all things wilderness. His sister, like many others, has never been for a hike in her life. Can Sean convince her to embrace the outdoors, or will she be on the first train back to London?Listen on mobile
Episode 100: A beginner's guide to bikepacking: part two
Listen in as Jo and Katherine continue their bikepacking adventure along the Cornish and Devon coast. This time, they’re given some unexpected assistance, come face to face with some curious creatures and visit one of the Trust’s most quirky properties.Listen on mobile
Episode 99: A beginner's guide to bikepacking: part one
What happens when you combine backpacking with cycle touring? In this episode, join Jo Dyson as she embarks on a two-day 'bikepacking' adventure along the North Cornish Coast and discovers more about this exciting and exhilarating way to explore the great outdoors.Listen on mobile
Episode 98: Wicken Fen (revisited)
Three years after her first visit to Wicken Fen, Ranger Kate Martin catches up with wildlife photographer Richard Nicoll, for whom lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic presented some unique photographic opportunities.Listen on mobile
Episode 97: Shaw's Corner (revisited)
In this episode we head back to Shaw’s Corner, which we first visited in series two, to find out how things have changed since then. We also hear how the house team have being dealing with the challenges of coronavirus.Listen on mobile
Episode 96: Dam engineers
Join us for a trip to the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor, where the area rangers have sought the help of a rather mischievous workforce to combat the effects of climate change.Listen on mobile
Episode 95: Wellbeing Walks
Try to think of the most idyllic woodland you can imagine, including dappled sunlight, chirping birds and babbling brooks. What if you could visit this paradise, without ever leaving your home? Well imagine no more – welcome to wellbeing walks.Listen on mobile
Episode 93: Operation Hillside
While the stories of the houses we care for are well researched, now and again we discover new aspects to a place we thought we knew. This was the case at Hughenden Manor, where a volunteer happened to stumble across a fascinating secret from the past.Listen on mobile
Episode 92: The Dior of Décor
Discover the life of designer Anthony Denney, a former resident of Rainham Hall in London. His is a name you’ve probably never heard, but one that’s likely influenced the clothes you wear, how you decorate your home and even the food you eat.Listen on mobile
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