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A Walk In The Woods

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Gaddesden Place, Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead, UK

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Duration36 minutes

The Gaddesden Estate is a 1900 acre farming and forestry estate in the Chiltern Hills. The Halsey family has lived and farmed there for over 500 years. Today it is run by Nicholas Halsey and his son Guy.
In this radio walk, Nick guides Jonathan Kempster through the woodlands and fields just before harvest-time, describing the landscape and history of Marsh Wood, Home Farm, and the Golden Parsonage. Amongst the grassland, sheep, skylark, and red kites, he reflects on the challenges to and of the landscape.
This is Episode 1 of the ‘Radio Walks’ podcast available on Spotify, Anchor, Google etc.

Jonathan Kempster

Jonathan Kempster

United Kingdom

Freelance Oral Historian and Audio Journalist. BBC Radio News 1986-2021; Imperial War Museum Sound Archive 2016-present. Recorded interviews outdoors during COVID pandemic, some published in the podcast series 'Radio Walks'. Born, raised, and walking...

Near Gaddesden Place, Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead, UK

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