Television stars pay visit to Croome Court

By Nigel Slater Monday 04 February 2013 Updated: 05/02 11:41

BBC SPORT presenter Clare Balding and Pershore singer and actress Toyah Wilcox were the special guests at Croome Court as they promoted its new walking book.

The historic National Trust mansion, situated near Pershore, was the host venue for an upcoming episode of BBC Radio 4 show 'Ramblings' on Thursday (January 31).

Ramblings, which is presented by Ms Balding, features interviews with notable and interesting people during walks through the countryside.

And Ms Wilcox, a huge supporter and regular visitor to Croome, spoke during the interview about the house's picturesque walking events.

Costing £2.50, the new walk booklets show walks from the visitor centre at Croome to Dunstall castle, Pirton Castle and the Panorama Tower which are also opening on special days this spring.

The Radio 4 programme will be broadcast on Thursday, February 28 at 3pm and will be repeated on the following Saturday (March 2) at 6am.

The show comes just six weeks after Croome featured in BBC One series Countryfile just before Christmas.

Amy Forster, house and visitor services manager at Croome Court, said: "Toyah is a strong supporter of Croome and has been kind enough to promote our walking programme and walking events in the past.

"BBC Radio 4 interviewed Toyah because of the real need she has to walk in order to keep fit. They also chatted about more broadly about her life and career too.

"This has all fitted in with the launch of our new walks booklet which aims to get people out into our wider estate and to our eye-catching follies."

For more information about Croome Court and opening times call 01905 371006 or visit www.nationaltrust.org/croome.

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