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Further Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green

  • Episode: 

    2 of 8

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 07 Mar 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 10 2016 : Sat 05 Mar - Fri 11 Mar
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Series overview
Robson Green returns for a third instalment of this popular series, as he continues to explore his home county - one of the most fascinating, remote and beautiful parts of Great Britain.
This time, in each episode Robson tackles a different journey through Northumberland: from hiking the Pennine Way, to travelling along the border with Scotland; from travelling by air to get a bird’s eye view of the region, to following the route of the River Tyne. 
Along the way he’ll tell the stories of the people and landmarks he encounters on his travels.
This third series also sees Robson take on exciting new experiences that he’s never done before - including sailing a hundred year old Tall Ship in the North Sea, fell running in the Cheviot Hills, leading The Rothbury Pipe Band in a commemorative parade through the town, flying a glider over the National Park, taking a tour round a poisonous garden with The Duchess Of Northumberland and ringing osprey chicks in Kielder Forest.
He’ll also uncover the stories behind Northumberland’s fascinating history, traditions and wildlife - including tales of Britain’s oldest working lifeboat station, seafaring explorers, Anglo Saxon kings and the Northumbrian landscaper known as “the Shakespeare of gardening.”
Episode 2
In the second episode of the series, Robson is hiking along the Northumberland stretch of one of Britain’s most famous walking routes: The Pennine Way.
His journey starts in the North Pennines, at a remote farm that is home to the remains of a vast Roman fort called Epiacum. Robson learns how the farm’s moles have been unearthing buried Roman treasure.
Further along the route, Robson stops off at Blenkinsopp Castle to meet its owner Mike Simpson, whose family bought the castle for just £2,000 in 1955.
Finally, Robson joins 79-year-old fell running legend Joss Naylor for a run in the Cheviot Hills, before spending a night in a mountain refuge hut.