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In season two of the National Trust podcast we'll be exploring some of the greatest gardens, walks and literary locations around the country. We’ll be delving into the stories and characters that make each place so special. We’ll tread sandy paths and the polished wooden floors of country homes, delight in birdsong and sublime views, and enjoy exceptionally good cream teas. Do join us on the journey and immerse yourself in the wonders of the National Trust. New series launches 10th August 2017 with a visit to Cliveden in Buckinghamshire.

In season two of the National Trust podcast we'll be exploring some of the greatest gardens, walks and literary locations around the country. We’ll be delving into the stories and characters that make each place so special. We’ll tread sandy paths and the polished wooden floors of country homes, delight in birdsong and sublime views, and enjoy exceptionally good cream teas. Do join us on the journey and immerse yourself in the wonders of the National Trust. New series launches 10th August 2017 with a visit to Cliveden in Buckinghamshire.
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In season two of the National Trust podcast we'll be exploring some of the greatest gardens, walks and literary locations around the country. We’ll be delving into the stories and characters that make each place so special. We’ll tread sandy paths and the polished wooden floors of country homes, delight in birdsong and sublime views, and enjoy exceptionally good cream teas. Do join us on the journey and immerse yourself in the wonders of the National Trust. New series launches 10th August 2017 with a visit to Cliveden in Buckinghamshire.

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Episodes

62: Memories from Ned’s Mountain

4/18/2019
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In this mini episode, we’re back at Divis and the Black Mountain to meet Ned Clarke who has walked on the mountain for thirty years. Hear what it’s like to live side-by-side with these giants and discover how the mountain has been an escape in times of trouble. Listen to Ned’s moving story in the final episode of this series.

Duration:00:11:28

61: Battling the elements on Divis Mountain

4/4/2019
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In the penultimate episode of this series, we take a bracing walk with ranger Kate Martin as she battles against howling winds and biting rain to the summit on Divis Mountain, 1,500 feet above Belfast. As we cross this wild landscape we’ll discover blanket bogs that are as dangerous as they are healing, ruins that hold the secret to 2,000 years of life and death, and awe-inspiring views of the city and hills beyond.

Duration:00:19:40

60: The Juicy Details of Apple Grafting

3/21/2019
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This week we’re at the annual apple grafting weekend at Cotehele. We’ll uncover the mysteries of apple grafting and learn how you can grow your very own Crimson Queen, Pendragon and even a Pig’s Nose. All will be revealed in this mini episode.

Duration:00:12:53

59: Caring for the country’s rarest plants

3/7/2019
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This week we’re at the Trust’s most secretive location: the Plant Conservation Centre. Join us as we go beyond the locked gates of this well-guarded site to find out how we protect our rarest and most historically-significant species of plant. Along the way we’ll brush shoulders with famous trees that have lined the pages of literature, and try our hand at grafting.

Duration:00:20:37

58: A Mystery Guest at the Beatles’ Childhood Homes

2/21/2019
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In this mini podcast, we’ll meet the man who welcomes visitors from around the world to John Lennon’s childhood home, and hear about his encounter with one very famous daytripper.

Duration:00:08:09

57: Backstage at the Beatles’ Childhood Homes

2/7/2019
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Join us in Liverpool as we step inside the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. We’ll take you on a trip down Penny Lane to visit the houses where John and Paul grew up, fell in love with rock and roll, and wrote some of the Beatles’ first songs.

Duration:00:22:58

56: Mysterious Military History in the Surrey Hills

1/17/2019
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We’re delving into the military history of Box Hill in Surrey in this mini podcast, with a behind-the-scenes tour of an old fort that was used to protect London from invasion in the late nineteenth century.

Duration:00:08:42

55: Escaping the city at Box Hill

1/3/2019
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In this episode we’re at Box Hill, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a short train ride from Central London. You’ll hear what makes this corner of Surrey so special for the cyclists, walkers and children that flock here every year, and discover how getting out into the countryside might be easier than you think.

Duration:00:21:24

54: Bodnant Garden’s Four-legged Friends

12/20/2018
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In this mini episode we’re back in North Wales exploring the sights, sounds and scents of Bodnant Garden with a group of dog-walkers and their four-legged pals.

Duration:00:05:59

53: A Winter Garden in Wales

12/6/2018
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This week we’re in the foothills of Snowdonia National Park for a crisp winter stroll through the world-famous Bodnant Garden. Join us to explore dramatic waterfalls, romantic dells and towering trees, and hear from the gardeners who care for this exotic and ever-changing landscape. Find out more about this horticultural gem: nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden

Duration:00:19:53

52: SPECIAL: Women and Power, Episode One

11/29/2018
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As there are five Thursday’s in this month, this week we’re giving you a bonus episode. To fill the gap until our next regular episode on the first Thursday of next month, we thought you might like to hear the first episode of a mini series we launched earlier this year called Women and Power. Women and Power looks at the Trust’s links to the suffrage movement and is narrated by broadcaster and Journalist Kirsty Wark. To learn more about this series go to:...

Duration:00:21:14

51: Lawrence of Arabia’s Famous Friends

11/15/2018
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In this mini episode we’ll hear about the famous friends of T.E. Lawrence. From artists and writers like Thomas Hardy to fellow soldiers from the army, Lawrence welcomed an array of visitors to his rustic retreat. Learn how he entertained them, and gain a new perspective on his life from one of his relatives who helps keep his story alive today.

Duration:00:08:36

50: A Tour of Lawrence of Arabia’s Woodland Retreat

11/1/2018
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In this episode we’re at Clouds Hill, the rustic retreat of T.E. Lawrence. Nestled among pine trees in the Dorset countryside, this dilapidated cottage is where Lawrence of Arabia fled his new-found fame, following his adventures in the desert during the First World War. We’ll take you on a tour of the intimate spaces where he entertained friends, listened to music, and kept his beloved motorbike.

Duration:00:19:00

49: The konik ponies of Wicken Fen

10/18/2018
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In this mini episode we follow the wild ponies that roam Wicken Fen. Introduced to the fen 100 years ago, these hardy animals graze the land, enabling plants and wildlife to thrive. Later we investigate the smaller creatures that call this ancient landscape home, including dragonflies and water voles.

Duration:00:09:58

48: A Walk Through Ancient Wetlands

10/4/2018
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We’re at Wicken Fen in East Anglia for a walk through the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve. We’ll set off on foot, exploring the multi-use trails that allow easy access to this other-worldly landscape, before venturing down the narrow waterways on boat. Along the way, we’ll discover how a place created thousands of years ago is still providing a crucial home for thousands of animals, birds and plants today.

Duration:00:20:54

47: Memories of Glendurgan

9/20/2018
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In this mini episode we meet one of Glendurgan’s longest-serving volunteers. Sylvia describes her memories of this special place - from navigating the mind-boggling maze as a child, to sharing her love of the garden with visitors today.

Duration:00:06:43

46: A Tropical Garden at Glendurgan

9/6/2018
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In this episode we’re at Glendurgan Garden to discover its unusual microclimate, centuries-old history and fiendish maze. Join us on a journey through this tropical Cornish paradise – where lush rolling valleys meet the sea, and exotic plants grow alongside native wildflowers. We get to know the Fox family, who laid down the plans for the garden back in the 1820s, and still live in the house today.

Duration:00:19:10

45: SPECIAL: Music from the White Cliffs

8/27/2018
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In this special episode, we join composer Michael Price as he records his new classical album in some of the Trusts most unlikely places. Michael Price is best known for the scores he creates for film and popular television shows like Sherlock Holmes. For his latest album, Tender Symmetry, he’s swapped the comforts of Abbey Road studios for the varied acoustics of several Trust places. In this episode we join Michael and his team on the last day of recording at Fan Bay in Dover.

Duration:00:19:59

44: Secrets of a Design Icon: Exploring the home of William Morris

8/16/2018
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In this mini episode, we’ll discover the secret creations hidden behind a wardrobe in William Morris’s former home.

Duration:00:07:38

43: Patterns and Politics: William Morris at Red House

8/2/2018
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We’re at Red House in South East London, once home to one of Britain’s most celebrated designers of the 20th Century, William Morris. Famous for his iconic floral wallpaper designs, Morris’s prints and patterns are still in fashion today. But his story doesn’t end there – among other things, he was also a poet and a political figure - fascinated with all things medieval. Join us to explore the house where Morris’s creativity blossomed, and uncover the intriguing twists and turns in the life...

Duration:00:19:45