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Episode 4: Countryside: Sandstone Trail, Cheshire
North-West England’s most popular mid-distance walk, the Sandstone Trail offers a vast array of attractions en route - from celebrity wedding favourite: Peckforton Castle; to the medieval fortification of Beeston Castle. Julia takes in the rolling countryside pastures and panoramic views over the Cheshire plains and Liverpool. It’s a popular route for dog-walking and sports – from the local Tough-Team race, to one of the top board and bike tracks in the country, not to mention the intrepid 4x4 off road experience at Peckforton – Julia packs it all in.
“Outdoor girl” Julia Bradbury takes us on an insightful, watchable guide to the best of walking Britain. Showing us her personal favourites, the walking queen reveals breath-taking landscapes, colourful local characters and the best watering holes along the way.
Julia is always on the lookout for great walks, and with thousands of routes across the UK to choose from, this series offers her insider’s guide to those well-known and lesser known gems – from coastal drama trails to epic mountain fells.
Using her expert knowledge and experience, each week, she chooses her favourite walk from a distinct type of British landscape - ranging from islands, lakes, fells, countryside, coastal and riverside walks.
With six great walking options across the country, the series offers an unmissable outdoor adventure, as well as revealing Julia’s secret insights into each landscape category. As walking is the nation's most-loved outdoor activity - with a staggering 24 million of us heading to Britain’s hottest walking spots – Julia explores why we love walking and what we can discover from these very different landscapes.
Julia said: “It’s always a great feeling to tog up and get the walking boots back on. In this series I get to explore some of our most distinctive landscapes and show off the enormous variety of our countryside. For a small island we sure have a lot to boast about. Walking is for everyone, so I’m hoping to show viewers some of Britain’s best in this series and inspire them to get out there and have fun.”
Britain’s Best Walks sees Julia showcase our nation’s top landscape trails - guiding viewers to well-known, iconic walks, as well as those more surprising, hidden gems – and reveals our breath-taking diverse landscapes, with spectacular aerial photography that makes you want to get off the sofa to join her.