The team are in the Lake District. Matt Baker finds out about a charity opening up the adventure of the Lakes to all. He discovers a piece of mountain rescue equipment which is being used to enable wheelchairusers to abseil.
Ellie Harrison climbs to great heights on Helvellyn to help predict the weather with the hilltop assessors. She also visits Keswick to find out about early tourism in the Lakes and the recreation of a 3D model of the landscape which was designed to draw in the tourists.
Sanjida O’Connell is on the banks of Coniston Water trying her hand at the Cumbrian craft of oak swill basket making. Adam Henson travels to Wales and learns the secret origins of white park cattle.
In isolated parts of the countryside, providing a good doctor’s service is a real challenge. Tom Heap travels to Scotland to see if experiences there could help to improve rural healthcare across the whole of the UK.
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Our favourite walks in the Lake District
Castle Crag, Cumbria
Explore a famous hermit’s cave and an eerie quarry on a bracing walk in the fells of Borrowdale
Scafell Pike, Cumbria
Julia Bradbury takes us up the highest peak in England: Scafell Pike
Explore the peaceful Lake District beyond the pale, where you can find England’s deepest lake, highest summit and smallest church
Ennerdale Lake, Cumbria
Escape the crowds and head to one of the most serene and beautiful valleys in the Lake District