Radio 2 DJs tackle coast path
RADIO 2 DJs Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie will visit Beer and Sidmouth next week during their Jurassic Coast trek. Following their conquest of Hadrian’s Wall last year, the pair will be walking more than 80 miles of England’s Jurassic Coastline on the South West Coast Path through Dorset and East Devon.
There will be four live broadcasts taking place en route from Monday to Thursday for their 8pm-10pm show. These will include audio postcards, and live session guests including Billy Bragg, Eliza Doolittle and Show Of Hands.
Setting off from Lulworth Cove, the duo are travelling along England’s only natural World Heritage Site where they will take in beautifully preserved fossils and dramatic cliffs, on their way west towards Exmouth.
On the first night they will arrive in Lyme Regis after negotiating the Axmouth Undercliffs National Nature Reserve.
Tuesday’s show will come from Beer, with special guests Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning acoustic roots duo Show Of Hands. The third live travelogue will be from Sidmouth and the final broadcast will be from Exmouth.
Sally King, Jurassic Coast visitor manager, said: “We’re really excited that Mark and Stuart have chosen to explore the Jurassic Coast on foot. It’s a great opportunity to promote walking along this amazing World Heritage Site.”
Mark and Stuart’s live evening broadcasts are not open to the public, but listeners can chart their progress at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2.