Julia on the Lakeland tops

Julia on the Lakeland tops

A generous fan has bid £10,000 to go all the way to the top of a fell with walking pin-up Julia Bradbury.

The unnamed Liverpool admirer of the Wainwright’s Walks presenter won the auction to accompany her and the production crew on a day’s filming for the next series of the television shows. The bidder offered the highest amount on the BBC Radio Two auction this week for Children in Need on Sir Terry Wogan’s breakfast show.

Julia has become the acceptable face of Wainwright’s world after fronting two series of the shows in which she follows the celebrated author’s routes up Lake District fells and filming her exploits on his Coast to Coast Walk.

She has also tackled the 60m sea stack the Old Man of Stoer off the Sutherland coast and has recently taken part in the Children in Need Around the World in Eighty Days effort during which viewers were treated to the sight of a bikini-clad Julia and co-presenter Matt Baker taking a dip in the freezing waters of the world’s deepest lake, Lake Baikal in Siberia.

The mystery bidder will enjoy a day out on the Cumbrian fells for two people walking with the Skyworks TV team who produce the show some time next year, when shooting on the next series is due to start.

The Irish-born presenter, president of the Friends of the Peak District, where she grew up, is currently filming on Scilly, from where she tweeted on Twitter: “How lucky I am to roam the Isles of Scilly, fresh and wild, what a lucky filly!”

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