Cornwall and Devon Walks with Julia Bradbury is the new UK travel series on ITV.
The eight-part show will see Julia Bradbury taking us to parts of the West Country that can only be explored on foot - from the epic wilderness of Dartmoor, to the white sands and azure seas of the Atlantic coastline, to the soaring cliffs of Land's End.
From beautiful beaches to ancient woodlands and winding estuaries, this uplifting new series harnesses the country’s love of the outdoors and the best walks the south west has to offer.
Julia Bradbury says: "The best way to see the true landscape of Cornwall and Devon is on foot. I’ll be going to the places only your walking boots can take you, from the rugged rocks of Dartmoor to the drama of the North Atlantic coast. And en route, I’ll be seeking out the counties' most unforgettable views, sampling some of the region’s most famous fare, and meeting the people that make Cornwall and Devon so unique.
"So walk with me, it’s going to be an adventure you never forget."
Episodes will air Wednesdays at 8:30PM on ITV from 6 January 2021. You'll also be able to watch online and catch up via ITV Hub. The series has eight episodes.
Cornwall and Devon Walks with Julia Bradbury episodes 2021
Episode 1 - Land's End - 6 January
In the first episode, Julia visits a stretch of coastline in west Cornwall known for its mythical landscapes and a special quality of light that is said to have inspired artists for centuries.
Episode 2 - Padstow - 13 January
This time, Julia walks five miles along the stunning north Cornish coast, from popular and picturesque Padstow to the surfing hotspot of Trevone Bay. Along the way she comes across dramatic coastal landscapes featured in BBC drama Poldark, passes by some of the prettiest secret coves in the country, and gets up close to a herd of Fallow Deer in the historic Prideaux Estate.
Episode 3 - Hay Tor to Saddle Tor - 20 January
Julia is walking in Dartmoor National Park, one of the last great wildernesses in the UK. On a seven-mile circular walk from the iconic Hay Tor, Julia has a go at climbing its towering granite rocks, learns about the Dartmoor Pony with naturalist Nick Baker and discovers the myths and legends of the moor with musician Seth Lakeman.
Episode 4 - Isles of Scilly Walk – St Martin’s Loop - 27 January
Julia heads to Isles of Scilly, an enchanting archipelago of wild islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Walking a five-mile circular loop around St Martins, an island renowned for its white sand beaches and azure seas, Julia discovers what is believed to be the oldest beacon in Britain, visits a rum distillery and harvests seaweed on a windswept beach. Julia ends her island adventure with a hop to Tresco, where she visits the Abbey Gardens, world famous for its sub-tropical plants.
Episode 5 - South West Coast Path – Salcombe to Prawle Point - 3 February
Julia is in South Devon taking on a section of the South West Coast Path from the affluent coastal town of Salcombe to rugged Prawle Point. Julia samples world-famous Salcombe crab, rambles the coast in search of wildlife with naturalist Claire and meets one of the volunteers of the National Coast watch, who helps prevent shipwrecks on this dramatic and stunning stretch of coast.
Episode 6 - The Lizard Walk – Kynance Cove to Cadgwith - 10 February
Julia takes a bracing coastal hike along 7.5 miles of the wild Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall’s most southerly point, starting at the much-photographed Kynance Cove and finishing at the idyllic fishing village of Cadgwith. Along the epic and scenic coastline, she learns about Serpentine Rock, visits a hut that changed the course of modern technology and gets a pasty-making masterclass.
Episode 7 - The Dart Valley - Totnes to Dartmouth - 17 February
This time, Julia takes a scenic river walk through the dramatic Dart Valley in Devon, travelling 13 miles along the banks of the River Dart from historic Totnes to bustling Dartmouth, where houses nestled in the hills overlook the town's picturesque harbour. Along the way, Julia drops into a shoemaker to see bespoke boots being put together, learns about rewilding at the Sharpham Estate where she helps harvest Pinot Noir grapes, and takes a look inside Greenway, the secluded home of Agatha Christie.
Episode 8 - Helford to Frenchman’s Creek Loop - 24 February
Julia goes in search of stories of smugglers and pirates walking the secluded coves along the Helford River, in a gentle three-mile mile loop from Helford Village to Frenchman’s Creek and back. Julia goes oyster fishing, tries her hand at stand up paddle boarding, experiences forest bathing, and has a true smugglers’ tipple, before finishing with a visit to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. This magical woodland walk is one for all the family.
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