Discover the glories of Railway Walks With Julia Bradbury
Following the phenomenal success of Wainwright Walks, Acorn Media is delighted to announce the return of Julia Bradbury (Watchdog, The Rough Guide To…) who once again dons her walking boots to explore railway lines, many of which have become the legacy of ‘The Beeching Axe’.
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 – which is currently being broadcast on BBC Four and receiving unprecedented viewing figures – provides hours of beautiful walks steeped in history and offers a fascinating and in-depth insight into industrial Britain.
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.
A tremendously interesting and unique exploration into Britain’s industrial history, Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury will be released courtesy of Acorn Media on 12 January 2009.
Title: Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury
Cat. No: AV9677
Release Date: 12 January 2009
Running Time: 174 mins
RRP: £ 16.99 Certificate: E