Audio dispatches from Cumbria
The Countrystride Podcast celebrates the landscapes, culture, heritage and people of Cumbria and the Lake District through a unique blend of immersive field recordings, inspiring commentary and interviews, all shaped into a single walk presented by author, illustrator and ex-farmer Mark Richards and produced by David Felton. You can listen using the players below or on all popular podcast Apps including iTunes, acast, Pocketcasts, Spotify and Podbean.
We publish a range of guidebooks featuring the Countrystride mix of fabulous Lakeland walks alongside heritage, culture and landscape commentary. Our books are written by Mark (and occasionally other Countrystride contributors) and are edited and published by Dave on his publishing imprint Inspired by Lakeland.
The Threlkeld Walking Companion
18 ambles, rambles and scrambles from the Lakeland gateway village of Threlkeld.
Where we've walked
Gifts to support Countrystride
If you like what we do, you can support us by buying books and gifts from Mark and Dave (we get paid nothing for making the podcast), investing in independent Cumbrian businesses as you do so. The below product links will take you to Inspired by Lakeland, our retail partner.
What we've talked about
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