Sir Tony Robinson heads out on six walks across Britain to find the history embedded in the landscape; each walk leads him to a different time and a stunning location to find a unique story from the past.
The Path to Stonehenge Walking from the stone circles of Avebury to Stonehenge, Tony explores the origins, the latest theories and the connections between Europe's finest collection of Neolithic monuments. Rome in the Lakes The Lake District is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations - but few see just how much the conquering Roman army made their mark on the stunning landscape. Smuggler's Cornwall Tony walks a stretch of the fabulous Cornish coast, discovering why and how smuggling was the biggest industry in the area for decades, back in the eighteenth century. The Way to Wigan Pier The Liverpool-Leeds canal is the longest single man-made waterway in the country; Tony travels the first 50 miles from Liverpool to the iconic Pier at Wigan, uncovering the extraordinary stories from its Georgian and Victorian origins. The Dark Age of Northumbria From just north of the Scottish border, Tony Robinson sets off across the ancient kingdom of Northumbria which in the 7th century stretched from Edinburgh to York, on the trail of the truth about St. Cuthbert, the greatest saint of his time. North Norfolk Tony takes in the wonderful seascapes of the North Norfolk coast, determined to discover how the area remained so blissfully unchanged when the Victorian age of industry and railways transformed lives and landscapes across the country. From the arrival of Bertie, Prince of Wales at Sandringham House to the opening of Cromer pier, Tony's four day walk unveils an extraordinary tale of landowning power.