…in which we are joined by Lakeland Walker editor John Manning to serve up a selection of our favourite moments from the Countrystride year on the fells. We hear from film maker Terry Abraham about his connection with the high places; we re-wander the great Pennine Way crossing to High Cup; we discuss ongoing battles to retain access; and we pick our best walks of 2019, before closing with an as-yet-unbroadcast interview with fell walking legend Alfred Wainwright as he talks about the road passes of Lakeland.
You can find John on Twitter @outdoorsmanning
With thanks to Ron Scholes for his recording of Alfred Wainwright, and to Chris Butterfield for the digitised version we played.
Mark's favourite Lakeland valley, and one of the locations in Wainwright's broadcast: Hardknott Roman Fort.
Producer Dave Felton with John Manning.
Mark, John and Dave.