Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84)

Last Saturday’s Radio 4’s Ramblings, a series in which Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people for a walk through the countryside, saw Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84) take Clare for a nostalgic walk near Chichester in West Sussex.

“As well as writing the whoppingly successful ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series, Cressida created ‘The Wizards of Once’ books which draw upon her childhood memories of roaming across the South Downs. She grew up in London but during school holidays would visit her grandparents where she found the freedom of the Sussex countryside intoxicating. Clare and Cressida walk for roughly six miles on a route known as The Trundle Loop, which begins and ends in the village of Charlton.”