The Lakes with Paul Rose


The Sunday Telegraph - - Television & radio -

For this lovely new four-part se­ries, ex­plorer Paul Rose turns his keen eye for the road less trav­elled on the area in which he lives. He’s hop­ing to show­case the places that the Lake Dis­trict tourist in­dus­try doesn’t reach. This first episode fo­cuses on Win­der­mere, tak­ing in ev­ery­thing from out­door swim­ming in the lake to the tra­di­tional sport of hound trail­ing, which once at­tracted crowds in the thou­sands but is now strug­gling. Rose in­cludes some in­ter­est­ing his­tory too, from the news that Daniel Defoe found the Lakes a wilder­ness far re­moved from to­day’s choco­late-box im­age to an in­ter­view with Holo­caust sur­vivor Arek Hersh, who came to the area as part of the Kin­der­trans­port. It all adds up to a very en­joy­able half-hour – one that, cru­cially, suc­ceeds in pre­sent­ing a fa­mil­iar area in a new light. SH

The Lakes with Paul Rose

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