Walking Through History

Walking Through History

3 Seasons

Appealing to history buffs and dedicated ramblers alike, in this new three-part series Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britainís most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from Britainís past.

Walking Through History
  • Frontline Dorset

    Episode 1

    This week, Tonyís walk takes him back to 1940 when extraordinarily, the sleepy county of Dorset became the frontline in the war against Hitler. His five-day 60-mile walk along the Jurassic coast reveals the countyís hidden World War II story.

  • The Birth of Industry

    Episode 2

    Tony heads off on a 40-mile walk through the glorious Peak District and along the Derwent Valley. The landscape here is incredible; wild, dramatic, and romantic.

  • The Tudor Way

    Episode 3

    From the impressively preserved Penshurst Place, where author Philippa Gregory helps Tony relish the fate of the Grand Duke of Buckingham at the hands of the young Henry the Eighth, he travels up what used to be secret paths to Hever Castle.

  • Battle in the Glens

    Episode 4

    Tonyís journey of discovery starts in Sheil Bridge, at the mouth of Glen Shiel, where he heads to the site of the earliest known dwellings here, the ëskyscrapersí of the Iron Age.