Dispatch #9: DERWENT WATER - Creation of a landscape
...in which we walk Derwent Water's wooded west shore from Manesty to Brandelhow Wood with National Trust ranger Roy Henderson, who talks to us about the valley's industrial past and today's management, before organising a search party for a missing labrador. At Crow Park we're joined by Dr Christopher Donaldson to take a long view of the Picturesque and the birth of the worldwide conservation movement.
The view to Catbells and the Newlands fells from just south of Friar's Crag.
National Trust Warden Roy, Daisy the dog, and the recycled plastic boardwalk at Manesty.
Our route for the day.
Approaching the 'Chinese' bridge that crosses the Derwent.
The open hands in Brandlehow Park.
Braving the cold: (from l to r): Peter Pearson, Chair of the John Muir Trust, the NT's Roy Henderson, Dr Christopher Donaldson from the University of Lancaster and Countrystride producer Dave Felton.