Wainwright Walks


S4 Ep6 - End Of The Road

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The End of the Road - Starting at the highest and most remote overnight spot of the whole walk, Julia Bradbury sets out on the final stage. Robin Hood's Bay is the goal, but first she must complete the North York Moors and walk through Eskdale, before getting a magical first glimpse of the North Sea. The tranquil woods of ...

S4 Ep5 - Mowbray And The Moors

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Mowbray And The Moors - The historic town of Richmond is the starting point for the longest section of Julia Bradbury's adventure. Miles and miles of flat walking await as Julia sets off across the broad vale between the Dales and her last National Park. The reward is the rugged escarpment of the North York Moors, offering...

S4 Ep4 - Swaledale Uncovered

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Swaledale Uncovered - The fourth stage of Julia Bradbury's journey is entirely devoted to one great valley, Swaledale in Yorkshire. Wainwright studied this 35-kilometre section in utmost detail, presenting a varied route of valley bottom and windswept moor top. The villages, landscape and the history are a delight, just as...

S4 Ep3 - Eden And The Pennines

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Eden and the Pennines - Julia Bradbury sets off across the Eden Valley, a sparse land today but full of signs of ancient and uncertain human habitation. Kirkby Stephen is the one bustling modern outpost on this section, the launchpad for Julia's climb up and over the Pennines. The spine of England is a landmark on the walk...

S4 Ep2 - Heart Of The Lakes

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The Heart of the Lakes - Over three mountain ranges and across three valleys, the second stage of Julia Bradbury's journey is a grand traverse of Wainwright's much-loved Lake District. Having shrugged off the rain, Julia ends with the epic 27-kilometre final day in the Lakes, including the length of Haweswater and the high...

S4 Ep1 - Gateway To The Lakes

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Gateway to the Lakes - Julia Bradbury sets off to walk across the whole of northern England from the west to the east coast. Enthusiasm and expectation are high as Julia begins her grand adventure at the western extremity of northern England, St Bees Head. But as Julia reaches the doorway to Wainwright's favourite playgrou...
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S2 Ep6 - Pillar

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Pillar - Julia Bradbury faces more climbing than walking as she sets out on one of the most dramatic Lakeland routes. From the remote valley of Ennerdale, she starts the ascent to one of Wainwright's favourite fells - Pillar. The route takes her past cliffs, along ledges and over the Lake District's most famous crag, Pilla...

S2 Ep5 - High Street

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High Street - Julia Bradbury starts her walk in the quiet valley of Mardale, where the local village was lost forever when the valley was flooded to create the Haweswater reservoir. The history continues as she climbs 800 metres to the summit of High Street, the most well-trodden high ground in the Lakes. This was where Ro...

S2 Ep4 - Helmcrag

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Helm Crag - Julia is in the village of Grasmere for a climb up Helm Crag, defined by the collection of rock formations at its summit - a feature that has lent it the nickname of the Lion and the Lamb. The difficult terrain means it is more of a scramble than a climb for Julia as she finds out why this was the only summit W...

S2 Ep3 - Crinkle Crags And Bowfell

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Crinkle Crags and Bowfell - Julia Bradbury faces a new physical challenge as she experiences the world of Wainwright - not one summit, but two. The Lake District's most famous walker loved to explore routes that link fell tops together, and Julia aims to find her way along the best ridge-mile in Lakeland, reaching the summ...