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Gateway to the Lakes

Julia Bradbury walks across northern England from west to east coast, beginning her adventure in appalling weather at the western extremity, St Bees Head.

Julia Bradbury follows in the footsteps of legendary guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright by walking across the whole of northern England from the west to the east coast.

This was Wainwright's last great venture and has become his greatest legacy - a beautifully simple proposition, linking three national parks that lie between the Irish and the North Sea.

36 years after its creation, Julia is off, through sunshine, wind and rain to cross the changing landscape, understand the history and meet the people that make up almost 200 miles of northern England.

Enthusiasm and expectation are high as Julia begins her grand adventure at the western extremity of northern England, St Bees Head. The coast of west Cumbria is an oft-forgotten industrial strip lying just outside the Lake District, but as Julia reaches the doorway to Wainwright's favourite playground, the weather deteriorates quickly, leaving her no choice but to tackle her first Lakeland valley in appalling conditions.

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Last on

Tue 10 Jul 2012 03:30

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Credits

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Presenter Julia Bradbury
Executive Producer Eric Harwood
Producer Owen Rodd

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  • Thu 9 Apr 2009 20:30
  • Fri 10 Apr 2009 02:00
  • Sun 12 Apr 2009 21:30
  • Wed 15 Apr 2009 19:30
  • Wed 15 Apr 2009 22:00
  • Sun 17 May 2009 17:00
  • Tue 21 Jul 2009 22:00
  • Christmas Eve 2009 16:45
  • Mon 15 Feb 2010 20:00
  • Thu 22 Jul 2010 19:00
  • Thu 6 Jan 2011 20:30
  • Sat 8 Jan 2011 01:30
  • Sun 12 Jun 2011 15:25
  • Sun 3 Jun 2012 17:30
  • Mon 9 Jul 2012 22:00
  • Tue 10 Jul 2012 03:30