Canal Walks

July 2015

S1 Ep4 - The Kennet And Avon Canal

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The Kennet and Avon Canal - Julia Bradbury starts her final walk in the beautiful world heritage city of Bath, where the Kennet and Avon Canal provided a 19th-century link between the country's two most important ports, Bristol and London. Over time, however, the once great waterway became neglected and derelict. Julia's 30-kilometre walk along what is arguably the most picturesque stretch of the canal tells the story of how the waterway was restored to its former glory after it was awarded a l...

S1 Ep3 - The Llangollen Canal

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The Llangollen Canal - Julia Bradbury's walk today takes her to North Wales, where 200 years ago the great engineer Thomas Telford had to overcome seemingly impossible challenges in order to access the valuable slate industries of Snowdonia. In doing so he created a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering - an aqueduct across the vale of Llangollen. To find out why it has become a World Heritage site, Julia follows the cut of the Llangollen Canal, starting at the picturesque Horseshoe Falls. (F...

S1 Ep2 - The Worcester And Birmingham Canal

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The Worcester and Birmingham Canal - Julia Bradbury starts this walk in Birmingham, which surprisingly boasts more miles of canal than Venice. Her mission is to discover how the city, through its canal network, became the centre of the Industrial Revolution. It's also the start of Julia's two-day walk along the historic and picturesque Worcester and Birmingham Canal, which cuts a 50-kilometre path through to the River Severn. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 2 of 4) G CC

S1 Ep1 - The Caledonian Canal

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The Caledonian Canal - Julia Bradbury dons her walking boots to explore her own British backyard, travelling along the country's network of canals and their accompanying towpath trails. Julia kicks off her tour with a visit to the Scottish Highlands. Against the stunning backdrop of Ben Nevis, her walk starts near Fort William where she embarks on her 12-kilometre trip along the Caledonian Canal, the majestic waterway that cuts through beautiful mountain country. (From the UK) (Documentary Seri...