After months of planning and recording, ‘The Wherryman’s Way’ premieres on Future Radio 107.8fm from Monday 5th – Friday 9th September, at 12 noon.
This 5-part documentary explores the 35-mile long Wherryman’s Way walk from Norwich to Great Yarmouth, which passes through Whitlingham, Surlingham, Rockland, Loddon, Reedham and Berney Arms – an epic walk which combines fascinating local history & amazing scenery.
Dozens of individuals gave up some time to contribute to the radio programme, including; Steve Silk (author of the popular Wherryman’s Way book), Mark Wells (who inspired the walk in 2005), and many more local historians and members of the public.
‘The Wherryman’s Way’ is a Future Radio project supported by the Broads Authority Sustainable Development Fund, and as well as the creation of this 5-part radio series, audio recorded for the programmes is set to be used in the classroom for Key Stage 3 Geography in Norfolk during the next academic year.
Future Radio’s Terry Lee, who recorded the audio both on location and in the Future studios, also produced and edited ‘The Wherryman’s Way’: “The programmes have been a breath of fresh air to record, and we’ve been fortunate to get some real insight about the Broads in general thanks to the guests we have spoken to during the series. After all that walking my calf muscles have also benefitted from the programmes!”
After it’s initial September airing, the series will become available on the Future Radio website (futureradio.co.uk/wherryman).