Need some inspiration for your next jaunt to the countryside?
Then take a look at the National Trail videos from TVWalks. In each programme, guidebook author Anthony Burton delves into the history and geography surrounding a particular walk, with the aim of luring you there at your earliest convenience.
WALK MAGAZINE - THE RAMBLERS ASSOCIATION
Presenter Anthony Burton is adept at describing landscapes, but he also knows that a good interpretive guide delves beneath the contours. His trick is to blend an eclectic selection of stories that dip in and out of the World Heritage Site's history and geography. Few guidebook authors, for example, have given more than a passing mention to that great 7th-century Northumbrian king, (later Saint) Oswald, or taken the time to explain the role of John Clayton of Chesters Roman Fort, the great 19th-century antiquarian who almost single-handedly saved the wall from destruction. He not only weaves into the walk the launch of the Mauretania and the development of the canals and railways, but the Jacobite rebellion gets a mention and sits comfortably alongside the wall's milecastles, forts and the Roman temple of Mithras. The videography would sell the film in its own right while the inherent conservation messages vital to the wall's preservation would no doubt meet Clayton's approval.
WOMAN'S OWN - CHRISTMAS MAGIC
Get your couch potato off the sofa with one of four inspiring National Trail DVDs. Keen walker Anthony Burton takes you along Hadrian’s Wall Path, The Cotswold Way, The Ridgeway, and the South Downs Way
TVWALKS Video Guides - NEWS AND REVIEWS
See Hadrian's Wall ... Walk along the beautiful South Downs Way...
Stroll through the Cotswolds or follow the ancient Ridgeway Path