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Peak District Industry

Ben Fogle goes on a journey through the Peak District in search of this beautiful area's industrial heritage. Starting at Bugsworth Basin, one of Britain's few remaining canal interchanges, he travels on to Kinder Scout, scene of the famous 1932 mass trespass.

He cycles over the remains of Tin Town, a village made of corrugated iron built for the navvies constructing the Derwent and Howden reservoirs, tries his hand as a shepherd on the Longshaw Estate, and meets the eco-protesters whose long campaign to save ancient woodland from a quarry expansion proved successful.

Ben ends his journey by steaming out of the Peak District aboard the Peak Rail Service to Matlock.

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Jun 2012 11:00


Role Contributor
PresenterBen Fogle
Series ProducerDick Sharman
Executive ProducerHelen Foulkes
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