Julia Bradbury encounters different sights on her Studland walk

Julia Bradbury encounters different sights on her Studland walk

Outdoors celebrity Julia Bradbury is lacing up her boots for another series revealing some of Britain’s best walking routes.

The woman who helped popularise some of Alfred Wainwright’s Lakeland walks starts a six-part series on ITV on Friday with a route along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast to Old Harry Rocks.

The walk offers views to the Needles and the Isle of Wight, along the ancient Dorset coastline and inland over the Purbeck countryside. Julia Bradbury’s journey takes in miles of golden sandy beaches, the dramatic history of the bay and internationally important heathlands en route to the chalk stacks on Studland.

Julia said: “It’s always a great feeling to tog up and get the walking boots back on.

“In this series I get to explore some of our most distinctive landscapes and show off the enormous variety of our countryside. For a small island we sure have a lot to boast about.

“Walking is for everyone, so I’m hoping to show viewers some of Britain’s best in this series and inspire them to get out there and have fun.”

The first walk takes her to Old Harry Rocks

The first walk takes her to Old Harry Rocks

Britain’s Best Walks sees Julia Bradbury showcase the nation’s top landscape trails, guiding viewers to well known, iconic walks, as well as more surprising, hidden gems, and reveals breathtaking diverse landscapes, with spectacular aerial photography.

Julia said she is always on the lookout for great walks, and with thousands of routes across the UK to choose from, this series offers her insider’s guide to well known and lesser known gems – from coastal drama trails to epic fells.

Using her expert knowledge and experience, each week she chooses her favourite walk from a distinct type of British landscape, ranging from islands, lakes, fells, countryside, coastal and riverside walks.

The first programme in the series will be broadcast on ITV on Friday 6 January at 8pm.

Hull Pot and Pen-y-ghent feature in the second programme. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Hull Pot and Pen-y-ghent feature in the second programme. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The second walk, on Friday 13 January, will see Julia Bradbury summit Pen-y-ghent, the lowest of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks, from Horton in Ribblesdale.

Half way up, Julia takes in the spectacular sunken-cave of Hull Pot, England’s largest natural hole, which in wet weather has a stunning waterfall – and discovers how elephants once roamed the Dales.

As she reaches the dramatic summit, Julia spots the remaining two challenge peaks: Whernside and Ingleborough, clearly visible in the breathtaking, far-reaching views above the magnificent Dales.