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In part two of season two of the National Trust Podcast, we’re off for a walk. Join ranger Kate Martin as she rambles along routes through some of the Trust’s most beautiful landscapes, uncovering myths, legends and history along the way.

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Kinder Scout after conservation work

Released 12 October - The rugged beauty of Kinder Scout  

For the first of our walking episodes we’re at Kinder Scout in the Peak District, where Kate tackles a five-mile loop ascending to the highest point in the Peak District National Park. There are spectacular views of the Peak District’s largest waterfall, the epic Kinder Downfall. The route follows in the footsteps of a courageous group of ramblers who in 1932 performed a ‘mass trespass’ to highlight the need for a public right to roam.

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In addition to our main episode, two mini episodes will bring you extra content from Kinder Scout, Peak District. These will be available to stream or download on the 19 October and 26 October.

Footpath in Beddgelert, Snowdonia

Released 2 November - Access for all at Beddgelert 

Today Kate's in Snowdonia in northwest Wales, exploring a selection of walks around the picturesque village of Beddgelert. We've been taking a lead in making paths in this area more accessible for those with limited mobility, so there’s something here for everyone to enjoy. This is a landscape bursting with stories, including the tale of the devoted hound who gave his life for his master’s child, and the legend that might explain how the red dragon came to be on the Welsh flag.

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In addition to our main episode, two mini episodes will bring you extra content from Beddgelert, Snowdonia. These will be available to stream or download on the 9 November and 16 November.

Sunset at Formby beach

Released 23 November - A walk back in time at Formby

For the last of our walking episodes we’re at Formby, Liverpool – home of the red squirrel and one of the Sefton Coast’s most popular beaches. Today’s route takes you on a journey to discover Neolithic footprints uncovered by the waves and unique singing wildlife lurking in the dunes. Find out how the Trust and its partners have helped protect this once-neglected area from development for the enjoyment of walkers, sun-seekers and city folk alike.


In addition to our main episode, two mini episodes will bring you extra content from Formby, Liverpool. These will be available to stream or download on the 30 November and 7 December.

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What is a podcast?

A podcast is an audio show, usually spread across a series of episodes, which can be downloaded from the Internet and listened to either on a computer or an MP3 player. New instalments of each series can be received by subscribers automatically.

Why are we doing it?

Podcasts are a great way to find out more about a subject while simply listening – you can listen on your daily commute, at the gym, while you're in the car, or relaxing at home. As a medium, audio is evocative and immersive – an ideal way to go behind the scenes at our places to discover more about the history, and how the Trust looks after these places for ever, for everyone.

Podcast host Alan Power interviewing the gardening team at Stowe

Listen to the first 3 episodes 

Catch the first 3 episodes of series two of the National Trust podcast which focus on our most important historic gardens.