Walking Through History

Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from our past

First shown: 30 Mar 2013 This programme is subtitled This programme is audio described

Series 3 Walking Guide

This walk leads you through Dorset, Devon and Somerset to Sedgemoor - the location of the last pitched battle on English soil

Series 3 Walking Guide

Download the four-day walking guide and explore the backdrops to Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights


Series 3 Walking Guides

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  • Stonehenge

    Amble along the 45 mile route heading south and spend the first day walking amongst the stone circles of Avebury

  • The Lakes

    Unearth a surprising imprint left by the Romans on this wild, northern-most frontier of their empire

  • Cornwall

    In the late 18th century this area was famous for smuggling and whole towns and communities were involved

  • Northumbria

    On this 4-day walk step into Northumberland and the mysterious heart of the Dark Ages

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  • The Tudor Way

    Discover the rich history hidden in the fields, woodland and the Downs of Kent and East Sussex during the four-day walk

  • The Battle of the Glens

    Head to the mountains and glens of north-west Scotland - a dramatic landscape housing a history of protest and bloodshed

  • Frontline Dorset

    Walk the stunning Dorset coast that was utterly transformed by WWII's threat of a Nazi invasion

  • The Birth of Industry

    Enjoy 4-day walk into the heart of Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park