Countrystride in the Ullswater Valley

All images © Mark Richards

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.

Countrystride has visited the Ullswater Valley on a number of occasions.

Miles MacInnes celebrates the 60th anniversary of a decisive House of Lords speech that saved Ullswater from becoming a reservoir. Miles also talks about Pooley Bridge's fishy past and why Ullswater might be the best lake of all.

Exploring the wildlife-rich meadows of Matterdale with the Danny Teasdale, founder of the Ullswater Catchment Management company.

The John Muir Trust is the charity which manages the Glenridding Common

A guided tour of James Rebanks' Matterdale hill farm

Archaeologist Bruce Bennison compresses 7,000 years of Cumbrian history into 45 minutes

As well as raising awareness of single-use plastic pollution and asking us to consider 'Another Way' of consuming, Amy talks about her love of the fells and wild swimming.

Terry Abraham's 'Life of a Mountain' documentaries have captured the essence of the Lakeland fells - and the communities that live among them - in a way that no others have