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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

Greenway's Literary Legacy

2/8/2018
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In this Episode, James Grasby meets Greenway's writer in residence, Roselle Angwin, and Community Involvement Officer, Carly Mays, to learn how the former holiday home of crime-writing extraordinaire, Agatha Christie, continues to inspire writers today.

Duration:00:05:03

Greenway's military past

2/1/2018
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In this episode James Grasby explores the intriguing military history of Agatha Christie's home in Greenway, Devon. A stronghold throughout history, the house and grounds feature many relics – most notably from the Second World War when the site was requisitioned for use by the 10th Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard, in the preparations for D-Day.

Duration:00:06:34

Authors of the National Trust: Agatha Christie at Greenway

1/25/2018
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Agatha Christie called Greenway in Devon 'the loveliest place in the world' and treasured it as a holiday home for her and her family. In this episode James Grasby explores house and gardens that inspired some of Poirot and Miss Marple’s most famous tales.

Duration:00:23:10

A Place To Create

1/18/2018
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In this mini episode, we’ll be heading to Allan Bank – the former home of William Wordsworth – to see how the place continues to inspire and nurture today’s creative minds.

Duration:00:05:44

Culinary Time Travel

1/11/2018
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In this mini episode, James goes back in time - via the kitchen - to sample the foods that a young Wordsworth might have enjoyed.

Duration:00:07:20

Authors of the National Trust: Wordsworth’s Homes

1/4/2018
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This week, join James on a journey into the homeland of Romantic poetry, in the Lake District. We’ll explore the places that inspired of one of the nation’s best loved poets, William Wordsworth.

Duration:00:19:59

The Magic of Shaw's Writing

12/28/2017
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In this mini episode, Producer Michael Friend explores his deep personal connection to George Bernard Shaw's writings, at Shaw's Corner in Hertfordshire.

Duration:00:05:18

Shaw on Stage

12/21/2017
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In this mini episode we meet Evelyn Ellis – a key member of the Shaw Society – a group celebrating the work of George Bernard Shaw with performances at the playwright's country home in Hertfordshire.

Duration:00:06:32

Authors of the National Trust: Shaw's Corner

12/14/2017
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This week we visit the Hertfordshire home of Bernard Shaw, one of the most photographed and quoted men in the world.

Duration:00:21:42

A Walk Back in Time

12/7/2017
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In the last of our episodes from Formby we join Kate on her home turf as she reveals some of the secrets hidden in Formby’s shape shifting dunes.

Duration:00:06:06

Formby's Red Squirrels

11/30/2017
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In this mini episode, we accompany Formby’s squirrel feeders on their morning rounds, as we learn of the challenges they face maintaining the area’s red squirrel population.

Duration:00:06:32

Walks of the National Trust: Formby

11/23/2017
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For this episode of the National Trust Podcast, we head north west as we explore the walks that criss-cross the pine forests, dunes and golden sands of Formby Point, Liverpool. Whether you’re seeking secluded beaches, rare sightings of endangered species or want to get better acquainted with Liverpool’s past, Formby has something for everyone.

Duration:00:21:17

The Tale of Two Dragons

11/16/2017
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You’ll be familiar with the red dragon that proudly adorns the Welsh national flag. But how did it get there and what’s its significance? All will be revealed…

Duration:00:04:33

Wales' Seaside Butterflies

11/9/2017
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Meet Sabine Nouvert, a National Trust Ranger in Beddgelert who’s been working on a rather unusual project: conserving seaside butterflies in inland Wales!

Duration:00:05:10

Walks of the National Trust: Beddgelert

11/2/2017
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Episode 5 of the National Trust Podcast heads to picturesque Snowdonia in North Wales. Join Kate in the village of Beddgelert, located at the base of Mount Snowdon and a gateway to some of the UK’s most exciting walks. Find out how the Trust is making some of this spectacular landscape more accessible.

Duration:00:21:17

The Mermaid Pool

10/26/2017
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Kinder Scout's magical mermaid pool is steeped in legend. The pool, an icy body of water nestled within the folds of Kinder Scout’s rugged terrain, has been associated with beautiful mermaids and Celtic water rituals for millennia.

Duration:00:04:09

Peaks and Perils

10/19/2017
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Paul Besley, author and Mountain Rescue volunteer, shares stories from his 40-plus years of walking in the Peaks. In this mini-episode, he explains just why Kinder Scout’s pleasures keep him coming back, and warns of its perils.

Duration:00:06:24

Walks of The National Trust: Kinder Scout

10/12/2017
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In the first of our ‘walking’ podcasts, presenter and National Trust ranger Kate Martin takes listeners on a pilgrimage to Kinder Scout, in the Peak District – the birthplace of the 'right to roam' movement and a landscape that has come to symbolise walking freedoms in the UK.

Duration:00:19:54

The Shamrock Garden

10/5/2017
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If you venture into Mount Stewart’s shamrock garden, you’ll find an intriguing mythical tale clipped into its ornate hedges. In this mini episode Neil Porteous, Mount Stewart's head gardener, unravels the mystery of the figures in the topiary.

Duration:00:05:45

The Colour Purple

9/28/2017
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The colour purple is often associated with power, royalty and wealth, which may be one of the reasons it is so prevalent in the gardens at Mount Stewart. In this episode of the National Trust Podcast, we learn why there is more to purple than meets the eye

Duration:00:04:55

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