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Tony Robinson embarks on an epic 192 mile coast-to-coast journey in this 6-part Channel 5 series, following in the footsteps of the famous cartographer Alfred Wainwright. Tony’s journey winds its way from the ancient community of St Bees Head on the west coast across jaw-dropping countryside and picturesque villages, to the stunning seaside town of Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast.
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Tony Robinson embarks on an epic coast to coast journey in the 6-part series.
In 1973 the famous cartographer Alfred Wainwright published his book, A Coast to Coast Walk a pocket sized pictorial guide that traced a route from the West Coast of England to the East through the stunning scenery of three National parks the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors.
It is regarded as one of the best walks in the world. Now, with Wainwright’s book as his guide Tony Robinson is walking the 192 miles of this iconic walk a route that winds its way from the ancient community of St Bees Head on the west coast across jaw-dropping countryside and picturesque villages, to the stunning seaside town of Robin Hood’s Bay on the east. Each episode will cover approximately 30 miles of brilliant British countryside.
Along the way Tony will take in the astonishing scenery and absorb all the history, heritage and hospitality of the region.