Paul Rose in Wensleydale. Photo: BBC

Paul Rose in Wensleydale. Photo: BBC

Explorer and mountaineer Paul Rose is turning his attention to the Yorkshire Dales for a new television series.

Rose, whose The Lakes airs this evening nationally for the first time, has been filming in Wharfedale, Wensleydale and Swaledale.

Three episodes, made by BBC Yorkshire, will showcase some of the national park’s most popular spots, as well as revealing some hidden gems.

Each of the 30-minute programmes will see presenter Paul Rose explore a different location.

The first episode takes the adventurer to Wharfedale where he follows the course of the River Wharfe, meeting the people who live and work in one of the most visited parts of the Dales.

Rose visits Wensleydale in episode two where his journey takes him from one of the highest points in the Dales to the market town of Leyburn. And the destination is Swaledale for the final episode where he meets some of the farmers responsible for looking after rare wild flower habitats before he ends his trek in Richmond.

Paul Rose said: “There are not many places to rival the stunning landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. I loved pulling on my boots again and exploring its world-class sights and meeting the hard working people who make their living in this amazing landscape.”

The Dales will be produced and directed by Paul Greenan and the executive producer is Nicola Addyman, both from BBC Yorkshire. The series has been commissioned for BBC Two.

Nicola Addyman said: “Everyone in the production team loves the Dales and we’re lucky enough to have all that stunning countryside right on our doorstep, living here in Yorkshire.

“It’s such a special place and this series aims to showcase the natural beauty of the region and the resilience and creativity of the people who live and work there. Presenter Paul Rose loves walking in the Dales and hopes viewers will join him.”

The Dales will broadcast nationally on BBC Two in spring 2019 and regionally on BBC One in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region.

Rose can also be seen presenting a four-part series about the Lake District where he has lived for the past 20 years on BBC Two on Friday 19 October at 8.30pm.

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