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Best Walks With A View With Julia Bradbury

  • Episode: 

    7 of 8

  • Title: 

    Cotswolds: The Cleeve Hill Walk
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Fri 08 Apr 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 14 2016 : Sat 02 Apr - Fri 08 Apr
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Expert walker Julia Bradbury has spent years wandering Britain’s countryside discovering some of its most beautiful and spectacular landscapes. In this series, Julia chooses her favourite, most accessible family treks in search of the perfect walk with a view which anyone can do in a lovely morning or afternoon ramble. 
 
Julia uses all her knowledge of Britain’s best haunts to pick irresistible walks that offer great views, local history, colourful characters and a perfect pub lunch or picnic on each route – all under six miles. The series explores coastal, mountain, valley and river walks and includes stunning aerial perspectives to bring Britain’s lovely landscape to life. Even if you never leave your arm chair, just watching Julia walk her best walks with a view is an outdoor treat.
 
Episode 7 - Cotswolds: The Cleeve Hill Walk
 
Julia travels to the Cotswolds, near Cheltenham, to uncover some of the finest views in the south of England. Starting in Winchcombe, the ‘jewel in the Cotswold Crown’, Julia takes up the many walking trails on offer to discover an ancient burial mound, historic castle and spectacular views from the top of Cleeve Hill - the highest point in Gloucestershire.
 
Heading out of Winchcombe, a village famous for its walking trails, Julia explores the historic Sudeley castle – home to the last of Henry VIII’s six wives. She soon finds herself atop of Belas Knap, an ancient Neolithic barrow that contained the remains of at least 38 human skeletons.   
 
Following along the Cotswold Way, she reaches the climax of the walk, Cleeve Hill Common, an unusual setting that sees sheep and walkers happily sharing the landscape with a century-old golf course. But the Common offers them all extraordinary views, sweeping along the valley of the Severn Estuary and across to Wales to the distant Brecon Beacons - a satisfying six-mile walk.