Personalised Books & DVDs

Britain’s Best Walks [DVD]

The DVD for the ITV series ‘Britain’s Best Walks’
“Outdoor girl” Julia Bradbury takes us on an insightful, watchable guide to the best of walking Britain. Showing us her personal favourites, the walking queen reveals breath-taking landscapes, colourful local characters and the best watering holes along the way.

Julia is always on the lookout for great walks, and with thousands of routes across the UK to choose from, this series offers her insider’s guide to those well-known and lesser known gems – from coastal drama trails to epic mountain fells.

Using her expert knowledge and experience, each week, she chooses her favourite walk from a distinct type of British landscape – ranging from islands, lakes, fells, countryside, coastal and riverside walks.

With six great walking options across the country, the series offers an unmissable outdoor adventure, as well as revealing Julia’s secret insights into each landscape category. As walking is the nation’s most-loved outdoor activity – with a staggering 24 million of us heading to Britain’s hottest walking spots – Julia explores why we love walking and what we can discover from these very different landscapes.

Julia said: “It’s always a great feeling to tog up and get the walking boots back on. In this series I get to explore some of our most distinctive landscapes and show off the enormous variety of our countryside. For a small island we sure have a lot to boast about. Walking is for everyone, so I’m hoping to show viewers some of Britain’s best in this series and inspire them to get out there and have fun.”

Britain’s Best Walks sees Julia showcase our nation’s top landscape trails – guiding viewers to well-known, iconic walks, as well as those more surprising, hidden gems – and reveals our breath-taking diverse landscapes, with spectacular aerial photography that makes you want to get off the sofa to join her.

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Best Walks With A View [DVD]

The DVD for the ITV series 'Best Walks With A View' with Julia Bradbury.
Expert walker Julia Bradbury has spent years wandering Britain’s countryside discovering some of its most beautiful and spectacular landscapes. In this series, Julia chooses her favourite, most accessible family treks in search of the perfect walk with a view which anyone can do in a lovely morning or afternoon ramble.

Julia uses all her knowledge of Britain’s best haunts to pick irresistible walks that offer great views, local history, colourful characters and a perfect pub lunch or picnic on each route all under six miles. The series explores coastal, mountain, valley and river walks and includes stunning aerial perspectives to bring Britain s lovely landscape to life. Even if you never leave your arm chair, just watching Julia walk her best walks with a view is an outdoor treat.

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Unforgettable Walks [Hardback Book]

Ties into the major new primetime 8-part ITV1 series Best Walks With a View
Julia Bradbury takes us on eight of the UK's best-loved walks, show casing the beauty of Britain. As she navigates the reader through the sights and sounds, the flora and fauna and the past and present of eight fascinating and relaxing paths, Julia reveals there are still discoveries to be made, even on some of on the more well-trodden paths, including some excellent pubs.

Both a practical guide and a love letter to walking and walkers, this book explores who walkers are and how walking across a landscape brings its people together, and show even those who don't live in the countryside are never more than a train ride away from stunning natural beauty. Drawing on the great British nature writing tradition and accompanied with maps and illustrations, this beautiful book will fit as well on a bookshelf as in a rucksack.

Each of the walks featured in the book is under 10 miles. Collectively they cover the whole range of Britain's diverse and beautiful landscapes, from the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the rich history of the South Downs to the breathtaking home-grown scenery of the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales

The Walk Chapters
  1. Dorset: The Golden Cap Walk
  2. The Cotswolds: The Cleeve Hill Walk
  3. Anglesey: The Snowdon View Walk
  4. The Dales: The Malham Cove Walk
  5. The Lakes: The Borrowdale Valley Walk
  6. Cumbria: The High Cup Nick Walk
  7. The South Downs: The Birling Gap Walk
  8. The Peak District: The Kinder Scout Walk

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Canal Walks [DVD]

In this new BBC series, seasoned stomper Julia Bradbury dons her walking boots once again to explore the canals of Britain and their towpath trails.

These four walks follow a hidden network of locks, bridges, aqueducts and tunnels, perfect for exploring on foot. They all offer an insight into Britain s industrial heritage, cutting a sedate path through some of the country s finest scenery.. The walks:
1. Llangollen
2. Wochester and Birmingham
3. Caledonian
4. Kennet and Avon

SPECIAL FEATURES: Julia Bradbury Biography, Picture Galleries, Subtitles.

*Type 'CANAL' to donate £3 of the price to the Canal & River Trust.


Wainwright Walks Coast to Coast [BOOK]

TO accompany the BBC television series, Julia’s new book follows Julia as she re-traces Wainwright’s grand traverse.

The book collects together all six stages of the walk from the series, with Julia’s commentary on her experience of the walk accompanied by stills, evocative landscape photography and AW’s celebrated line drawings. Julia crosses this changing landscape in sun, wind and rain, learns something of its history and meets the people that make up almost 200 miles of northern England’s most glorious countryside.

Published to tie in with the 40th anniversary of the publication of Wainwright’s ‘A Coast to Coast Walk’. The much-loved fell walker Alfred Wainwright created one of the truly great walking challenges – to walk across the whole of England. The Coast to Coast route was Wainwright’s last great venture and has become his greatest legacy to long distance walkers.

Wainwright Walks Coast to Coast [DVD]

All six episodes of the BBC4 series in which presenter Julia Bradbury walks across the heart of Northern England

from the Irish Sea in the West to the shores of the North Sea on the East coast in the footsteps of walker and guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright. Episodes are: 'Gateway to the Lakes', 'Heart of the Lakes', 'Eden and the Pennines', 'Swaledale Uncovered', 'Mowbray and the Moors' and 'The End of the Road'.

Wainwright Walks [BOOK]

PUBLISHED in November 2012 and tying-in with the BBC series Wainwright Walks – Julia’s book is ideal for first timers or Lake District die-hards alike and features ten of Alfred Wainwright’s best walks.

In this companion volume to the acclaimed BBC series – Julia follows in the footsteps of the famous fell-walker, author and artist A. Wainwright. The late Alfred Wainwright is known to millions who love the Lake District. His Pictorial Guides, published in seven volumes between 1955 and 1966, have become a definitive reference to 214 different peaks, inspiring generations of walkers to roam the Lakeland’s glorious fells.

In Wainwright Walks, Julia sets out to retrace ten of Wainwright’s classic routes. She takes on Wainwright’s ultimate challenge, Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, as well as tackling some of the region’s remotest fells, discovering some of its most tranquil spots and climbing to the top of the legendary fellwalker’s final resting place, Haystacks. The walks are illustrated with Wainwright’s drawings, dramatic images from the television series and evocative landscape photographs by photographer Derry Brabbs.

Wainwright Walks Series 1 [DVD]

Julia Bradbury retraces four walks made popular by the legendary fellwalker, artist and guide writer Alfred Wainwright.

The walks are Blencathra, Haystacks, Scafell Pike and Castle Crag. Also includes the documentary 'Wainwright: The Man Who Loved the Lakes'.

Wainwright Walks Series 2 [DVD]

The second series of the hugely successful Wainwright Walks. Julia Bradbury retraces the footsteps of the legendary fell walker, artist and guide writer Alfred Wainwright using his "Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells" on a further six walks. Includes the popular walks Helvellyn, Catbells and Helm Crag, the true summit of which Wainwright himself never succeeded in reaching. DVD extras include an interview with Eric Robson, Chairman of the Wainwright Society and stunning picture galleries.

Railway Walks [BOOK]

THE six walks featured in the book follow the old tracks, overgrown cuttings and ancient viaducts which are the legacy of 'The Beeching Axe'.

Following the enormously popular ‘Wainwright Walks’, Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury looks at how the rise and fall of the railways has altered the lives of communities across the country.

Today, many of the thousands of old branch lines which were closed in the 1960s are now the treasured stomping grounds of ramblers and hikers.

This book follows six beautiful walks which all offer an insight into Britain's industrial heritage:

1. Derbyshire – The Monsal Trail
2. Snowdonia – Dolgellau to Barmouth
3. Cornwall – Coast to Coast Trail
4. Speyside – The Strathspey Railway
5. Weymouth – Harbouring History
6. Perthshire – Callander to Loch Tay

Fully illustrated with maps and photographs of Julia walking the routes and the spectacular surrounding landscapes, Julia Bradbury's Railway Walks will inspire you to don your walking boots and explore Britain's lost rail empire.

Railway Walks [DVD]

Presenter Julia Bradbury walks what remains of the railway lines closed as a result of the Beeching cuts of the 1960s.

With over 4,000 miles of railway and 3,000 stations closed in the decade following the report, many of the routes have become a mecca for ramblers across the country. Walks featured include: Derbyshire - The Monsal Trail, Wales - Dolgellau to Barmouth, Speyside - The Strathspey Railway, Cornwall - Coast to Coast Trail, Weymouth - The Rodwell Trail, and Callander - Callander to Loch Tay.

Canal Walks [BOOK]

SEASONED stomper Julia donned her walking boots once again to explore the canals of Britain and their accompanying towpath trails. The walks featured in this book and the BBC 4 television series follow a network of locks, bridges, aqueducts and tunnels, perfect for walkers wanting to explore on foot.

It was canals that transformed Britain into an economic superpower, the transport arteries at the heart of an expanding industrial age. By the late 1700s Canal Mania was sweeping the nation and a new and growing network of transport superhighways dominated the landscape. Canals had arrived connecting towns and cities with Britain's industrial heartlands and export hubs.

Today, over 2,000 miles of restored canals offer a gateway into a different world enjoyed by millions. Canal holidays are incredibly popular; people live on canals, and cycle and walk alongside them. “The Industrial Revolution is far behind us and outdoor leisure/ lifestyle pursuits are where it’s at.” says Julia Bradbury “I of course love the walking aspect, that’s what I do. And it was a real pleasure exploring the canals and their history.”

Published in April 2011, the book (as the television series) covers:
1. Llangollen Canal 'A Stream Through The Skies' (North Wales)
2. Caledonian Canal 'From Coast to Coast' (Highlands)
3. Worcester & Birmingham Canal 'Industrial Revelations' (Birmingham) 4. Kennet & Avon Canal 'Restoration & Renaissance' (Bath)

*Type 'CANAL' to donate £3 of the price to the Canal & River Trust.


South Africa Walks [DVD]

All the episodes from Julia Bradley's BBC series, where she journeys on four different walks across South Africa. Getting away from the usual tourist routes, Julia explores the Garden Route, the Drakensburg mountain range, the Kruger National Park and the Augrabies Falls at the edge of the Kalahari Desert..

German Wanderlust [DVD]

In this new series, Julia Bradbury takes her boots and backpack to the Continent to explore the landscape of Germany and the cultural movement that made it famous Romanticism. The Germans enjoy a relationship with walking that has lasted over 200 years.

By walking in four very different parts of Germany (the Rhine, the Bavarian Alps, the island of Ruegen and Saxony) Julia explores river valleys, coastlines, mountains and gorges, following in the footsteps of Richard Wagner, Caspar David Friedrich, Johannes Brahms as well as British romantics like William Turner and Lord Byron. This is Julia s chance to discover her own sense of German Wanderlust .

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JULIA’S walking books and DVDs make great gifts as well as kick-starting a collection.

Buy any of Julia’s Books or DVDs via this website and she will gladly sign each one with a personalised message to the person of your choice – or as a memento for yourself.

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Publishers: Frances Lincoln & Quercus
DVD: Spirit Entertainment