Walking Through History

Tony Robinson tours the Yorkshire landscapes that inspired the Bronte sisters, discovering that Haworth in the 1820s was very different from the tourist town it is today

First shown: 25 Oct 2014 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