Grand Tours Of Scotland's Rivers

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Season 1
Paul explores the River Garry, which flows from the Grampian Mountains, re-fights the Battle of Killiecrankie and falls off a bridge before climbing the 'speckled hill'.
Paul heads to the river Ayr for this Grand Tour. Starting on Hareshaw Hill, he uncovers a legacy of mineral wealth and religious conflict before reaching the Clyde coast.
Paul follows the eastward course of the river South Esk from its source in the hills above Glen Clova to the extraordinary Montrose Basin, and on to the sea.
Paul explores the landscape and history of the River Nith in south-west Scotland, from its source in a remote forest to the shining sands of the Solway Firth.
Paul explores the lower reaches of the river Spey - Scotland's third longest river - famous for its forests, whisky distilleries, and salmon as it flows north towards the coast. On the way Paul hears tales of loggers who floated timber down the river from the 17th century onwards. He then takes to the water in a canoe and ...
On this Grand Tour, Paul explores the upper reaches of the river Spey - Scotland's third longest river - from its source in the wilds of Badenoch to Broomhill, half-way down the river. He hears stories of clan chief Cluny Macpherson who hid with his gold for nine years in an inaccessible cave. Heading to a hidden tributar...
Season 2
Paul's route starts at the source of the river Teviot close to the English border, discovers the bloody Reiving history of Teviot Dale, gallops with the Hawick Common Riding, spends the night in a haunted jail, hears tales of Nazi deputy leader Rudolph Hess, before finally reaching the Tweed where a Scottish king went off ...
Paul's Grand Tour begins high in the Pentland hills southeast of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Following the river to the sea, Paul encounters leaping witches, visits the mysterious Rosslyn chapel, made famous by the Da Vinci Code, discovers a hidden and inspirational glen, before reaching the coast and the Firth of For...
The river Annan rises in above the Devils Beeftub. Paul follows it to the sea and discovers a history of bloodshed, violence, health spas and the disturbing news that the hero of Scottish independence Robert the Bruce might have been born in England.
From Royal Deeside, so beloved by Queen Elizabeth II, Paul continues his journey down the river Dee to Aberdeen on the North Sea coast.
From the heights of the Cairngorm Mountains, Paul follows the River Dee to Royal Deeside, the favourite home of British Royalty from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II.