The BBC must have realised that walking is popular: it’s just been announced that the Julia Bradbury-presented Wainwright’s Walks will be repeated, this time on BBC2.

So those who don’t have digital TV can now enjoy the short series of four in which Julia follows Alfred Wainwright’s Pictorial Guides up Haystacks, Blencathra, Castle Crag and Scafell Pike.

The first will be shown at 7pm on Friday, 6 April, with episodes two and three shown at the same time the following weeks before broadcasts of men kicking balls or thwacking leather with a wooden stick intervene for two weeks, so the final episode will air after sports fans have had their fill of whatever vigorous activity their overpaid heroes are indulging in.

The whole series, plus the documentary probing – albeit very gingerly – the life of the Grumpy Old Fellwalker, will be issued on double DVD in the summer.