Walking Through History

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

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

  • Walking Through History: England's Last Battle - West Country

    England's Last Battle: West Country

    Tony Robinson hikes up from Dorset's Jurassic Coast to the Somerset Levels, in the footsteps of the dashing young Duke of Monmouth, who led a revolution against James II

  • Walking Through History: King John's Ruin - Peak District

    King John's Ruin: Peak District

    In Sherwood Forest and the Peak District, Tony Robinson explores the story of King John, the hapless monarch who stumbled from one crisis to another

  • Nazi Occupation: Channel Islands

    Tony Robinson takes a four-day walk through Guernsey and Jersey, finding out what life was like there for the five years of German occupation in World War II

  • Norman Conquest of Pembrokeshire

    Tony Robinson visits Pembrokeshire to see why it feels English, even though it's 100+ miles from the border. He traces the Norman conquest that turned it into 'Little England beyond Wales'.

  • Victoria and Albert's Highland Fling

    ...d Fling: In the Cairngorms, Tony Robinson discovers how Queen Victoria and Prince Albert fell in love with the Highlands and shaped some Scottish traditions

  • Bronte Country

    Tony Robinson returns for a series of spectacular walks around Britain's historic landscapes, starting with a tour of the Yorkshire landscapes that inspired the Brontes

  • North Norfolk

    Tony Robinson travels along the beautiful North Norfolk coast, examining why it was so unaffected by the dynamic Victorian developments that changed other parts of the country so much

  • Northumbria

    Two newly uncovered holy wells, caves, Saxon palaces, ancient hill forts and Viking graves transport Tony back 1300 years to a strange and mysterious time of turmoil: the Dark Ages

  • Wigan Pier

    Tony Robinson walks from Liverpool to Wigan, tracing the story of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal's chaotic construction and its dramatic impact on the development of Lancashire

  • Cornwall

    On a four-day trek along the stunning coastline between Plymouth and Falmouth, Tony Robinson finds out all about the Cornish smuggling trade, from why it was so widespread, to how it ended

  • The Lakes

    Thirty years after the Romans invaded Britain, they were ready to take on the Lake District. With the toughest landscape they had encountered, peopled by a rebellious tribe, it was no small task.

  • Stonehenge

    Tony heads off for a 45-mile walk across Wiltshire to tell the story of life and death in the last centuries of the Stone Age

  • Battle in the Glens

    Tony Robinson takes on a tough four-day trek through the Kintail region of the west Scottish Highlands to discover the story of the Jacobite uprisings of the early 1700s

  • The Tudor Way

    Tony sets off on a 45 mile hike through the beautiful countryside of the Weald in Kent and the Downs of East Sussex to discover the area's rich and surprising Tudor heritage

  • Frontline Dorset

    Tony Robinson takes a series of walks through some of Britain's most historic and spectacular landscapes, revealing how Dorset became the unlikely frontline in the war against Hitler

  • The Birth of Industry

    Tony takes a 40-mile walk through the glorious Peak District, along the Derwent Valley, where the world's industrial revolution was born

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

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King John's Ruin: Peak District

In Sherwood Forest and the Peak District, Tony Robinson explores the story of King John, the hapless monarch who stumbled from one crisis to another

Channel 4 8pm Sat 22 Nov