I recently had the great pleasure to be interviewed on the Countrystride podcast about Hugh Walpole’s life and works, especially about Hugh’s time spent living in the Lake District.
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.
We took a walk (and scramble) up Hugh Walpole’s favourite Cumbrian fell, Catbells, rising to it’s summit and finishing the walk at the memorial plaque and bench overlooking his former home Brackenburn on the shores of Derwentwater.
You can listen to the podcast episode below. Visit the Countrystride website for more wonderful episodes and information about their guidebooks.
We hope you’ll follow in our footsteps and take the Catbells walk yourself the next time you’re in the Lake District!