Julia Bradbury: 'party at my crib; bring a bottle'

Julia Bradbury: 'party at my crib; bring a bottle'

Walking celebrity Julia Bradbury has given birth to a baby boy – and named him after a westerly wind.

The 41-year-old television presenter and her partner Gerard Cunningham were delighted when they were first told she was pregnant, as she had previously been diagnosed with endometriosis, which can lead to infertility.

Her pregnancy was, she said, ‘a bit of a miracle’.

The couple have called their son Zephyr, after the light westerly wind bearing the name of the Greek god Zephyrus.

Both mother and child are said to be doing well.

Ms Bradbury, credited with further popularising Cumbrian fellwalking with her BBC series Wainwright’s Walks, also followed the curmudgeonly writer’s Coast to Coast Walk for a TV series, and would have been grateful for a following westerly wind as she tackled the 309km (192-mile) route across England.

She also fronted series on Railway Walks and Canal Walks and is president of the Ramblers.

The Dublin-born star, whose childhood in the Peak District engendered here love of the outdoors, Tweeted: “Thank you all for your congrats! Little Zeph is doing well – bring on the sleepless nights. Breath of fresh air. Party at my crib 2am BAB.”