June 18, 2008: On Saturday just after 8 a.m, B.B.C. Radio Devon will broadcast a 'Walk' by Jo Bishop of Radio Devon and Dennis Bater. It's part of their '25 walks for each of the 25 years they have been on air' series and is from Hatherleigh to the Duke of York at Iddesleigh.
This came about because Dennis's book ('From Farm Workers Son to Mayor' see link right), is still circulating around the Beeb at Exeter following earlier coverage by Tony Beard and others, and someone picked it up and said 'Hey, let's get Dennis to talk about some of the places he mentions in his book as part of our series'.
Dennis tells us that it's a particularly lovely walk, and is recommended to those who have never walked it. It goes through the valley of the River Okement as described in the early part of the book and passes many places that are mentioned specifically, so it does help bring the book alive.
Our picture shows Jo on the Belvedere Tower, looking out over the North Devon countryside.
PS: We heard that the book got mentioned on Terry Wogan's morning show! Can anyone confirm this?