Talking the Walk
Summary: Talking the Walk is a series of podcasts for Shakespeare Country that take you to the heart of some of England's loveliest historic towns. They are made to complement the Heritage Walk maps - not as traditional audio guides to get you from A to B - but to add colour to the history and life of the place. You don't even need to do the walk to enjoy it!
Lancelot Capability Brown laid out the grounds of this grade one listed mansion house in the heart of Warwickshire not far from Stratford Upon Avon. This Talking the Walk takes us on a stroll round the lake with John Schumann - the head groundsman who took over from his father 30 years ago - and historian John Phibbs who has made a particular study of Capability Brown's work. When you 've done the walk why not visit the house which is now an art gallery housing the Peter Moore's Foundation collection.
Warwick - the county town of Warwickshire in the heart of England - is well known for its fabulous castle but there's much more to the town than that and visitors will be missing out if they don't venture outside its mighty walls. Much of the Tudor part of the town was destroyed by a catastrophic fire at the end of the 17th century and what grew from the ashes was a delightful Georgian town.But the tomb of Elizabeth 1st favourite Robert Dudley survives and what about the run away tram! Join Warwick's Town Crier, Graham Sutherland, his wife Mo (both Blue Badge Guides) who take us on a walk around this lovely town and get a local's eye view
Talking two walks in Southam in South Warwickshire. Now a quiet market town but once on a major crossroads as a coaching stop between London and Glasgow and a crossing point on the old drovers' route from Wales to the livestock markets of the capital. We walk the Town Trail and the Holy Well Walk to the ancient well that was reputed to cure eye ailments
Talking the Walk in Shipston on Stour. Mike Ashley and Dick Burge have been gathering artifacts and anecdotes from this ancient market town on the edge of the Cotswolds for more than 40 years. They are the ideal people to throw some light on some of Shipston's local secrets from the old school bell to the old jail cells!