Wainwright Walks Complete Collection - five-DVDs

 
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Julia Bradbury retraces walks made popular by the legendary fellwalker, artist and guide writer Alfred Wainwright; featuring all ten walks covered in series 1 and 2 of 'Wainwright Walks', all six episodes of 'Coast to Coast', all six episodes of 'Railway Walks' all four walks featured in ‘Canal Walks’; and the documentary 'Wainwright: The Man Who Loved the Lakes', plus an interview with Eric Robson, Chairman of the Wainwright Society. (5 dvds).

Wainwright Walks Series One

We accompany Julia on four of Wainwright`s 214 illustrated walks, as she climbs to the top of the legendary fell walker`s final resting place, Haystacks; shimmies along Sharp Edge to reach the summit of Blencathra; absorbs the rugged beauty of Castle Crag; and takes on Wainwright`s ultimate challenge, the tallest mountain in England, Scafell Pike.Also featured is the compelling documentary Wainwright, The Man Who Loved the Lakes which interviews those who knew the legendary guide writer exploring the life of the eccentric Lancastrian. (175 mins)

Wainwright Walks Series Two

We follow Julia on six of Wainwright`s walks as she tackles Helvellyn via Striding Edge, one of the Lake`s most famous challenges; ascends the "perfect family" fell Catbells; and succeeds in conquering Wainwright`s "best ridge mile" and two peaks in one day, Crinkle Crags and Bowfell. She also surmounts the true summit of Helm Crag which Wainwright himself never succeeded in reaching; learns of the sadness of Mardale while climbing High Street encountering its many twists and turns; and experiences the drama of what Wainwright called the most handsome crag in Lakeland, Pillar. (174 mins)

Coast To Coast

Beautifully simple, beautifully defined and providing a complete spectrum of northern England, Wainwright`s Coast to Coast Walk is 190 miles that have become one of the classic long-distance challenges of the British Isles - a challenge that now faces Julia Bradbury. Having completed his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells, Alfred Wainwright became obsessed with finding the perfect route across the north of England, from the Irish to the North Sea. Following in his footsteps, with his Coast to Coast book as her guide, Julia sets out from the cliffs at St. Bees in Cumbria, crossing moorland, mountains and national parks to reach her destination - the beach at Robin Hood`s Bay in North Yorkshire. (174 mins)

Railway Walks

In the 1960s thousands of railways across the country were closed. Many of these old branch lines, and the spectacular scenery they pass through, are now treasured by ramblers. Julia follows these old tracks, overgrown cuttings and ancient viaducts of Britain`s lost rail empire, as well as visiting the disused lines across England, Scotland and Wales, through stunning landscapes, urban backstreets, with each contrasting walk having a unique story to tell.Featuring The Monsal Trail, The Mawddach Trail, Cornwall`s Mineral Tramways, The Strathspey Railway, The Rodwell Trail & Portland, and Callender to Loch Tay, the series provides hours of beautiful walks steeped in history and offers a fascinating and in-depth insight into industrial Britain. (174 mins)

Canal Walks

In this very popular BBC series, seasoned walker Julia Bradbury famous for her Wainwright Walks series, explores the canals of Britain and their towpath trails. These four walks: the Llangollen Canal, Caledonian Canal, Worcester and Birmingham Canal and the Kennet and Avon Canal, follow a hidden network of locks, bridges, aqueducts and tunnels, cutting a sedate path through some of the country`s finest scenery.  (120 mins)

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