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Winging it in the Mountains

We loved last year's episode featuring Geraldine Fasnacht so much that we've decided to air it again.  Geraldine’s idea of a little light, adrenaline-fuelled recreation is to climb one of Europe's highest peaks and then dive off it in a wing suit at speeds of up to 180 kilometers per hour.  Music © Barney &…

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Glamping in Somerset

The future of Marston Park is at risk due to planning permission controversy. Listen here to see if you'd like to support it. 

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The Great Adventures of John Blashford Snell

Legendary explorer, John Blashford-Snell is never happier than when he finds himself astride an elephant in India or paddling a dugout canoe in the South American rainforest, or shooting rapids in the crocodile-infested waters of the Nile. Music @ Barney and Izzi Hardy

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Verbier in Summer – for Hiking, Golf and Mountain Biking

Most people don't truly appreciate the glory of the Alps that's revealed when the snow melts, the cows leave their winter quarters and chew the cud in meadows and high pastures sprinkled with flowers. They also fight each other! Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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Racing Powerboats

Another watery sport for this hot weather is powerboat racing, which is said to be the fastest growing marine motor sport.  Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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Where To Go Open Water Swimming

Here in the UK with its current heatwave, our thoughts turn to water. What bliss it would be to go swimming in crystal clear waters – all you really need is a pair of Speedos, goggles, a hat and the ability to swim a few kilometres in the warm waters of the Mediterranean or the…

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More Secrets Of The New Forest

In Hampshire and Dorset in the south of England, we explored the country's most visited national park. It's a wild and beautiful place where the locals, ponies, cattle and even pigs roam free under obscure common laws that date back to feudal times. We met up with Anthony Climpson, boss of the tourist enterprise, Go…

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Blenheim Palace Revisited

Last year we visited Blenheim Palace and were struck by its splendour. It is set in thousands of acres of rolling parkland outside the village of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. It's bigger than Buckingham Palace, but it's also privately owned by the family that built it over 300 years ago. It's been the seat of the…

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The Dreaming Spires Of Oxford

When you visit, you need to be prepared for pelotons of bicycles, mostly not of the sporty type that you see in the Tour de France, but the ancient sit-up- and-beg variety with a basket for books on the front, and in the saddle an undergraduate in a hurry, or a don in a flowing…

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What Lies Beneath Frome

Have you ever thought about what lies beneath your feet, under the pavement, under the road? This week, we're going underground to explore a network of mysterious tunnels hidden beneath the ancient Somerset town of Frome. It is 20 minutes south of Bath, and it has a long history dating back to Anglo Saxon times….

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