In this brand new series, Kate Humble takes us on six journeys walking some of the most beautiful coast in the world.
Starting on the South West Coast Path, Kate leaves Stonebarrow Hill in Dorset heading to Lyme Regis in search of dinosaurs. In Yorkshire Kate begins 300 feet above Robin Hood’s Bay and ends at Scarborough where she embraces swimming in the North Sea. In Suffolk, Kate walks one of Europe’s fastest eroding coasts and discovers why the area has so many thatched buildings. And in Exmoor Kate visits Lynmouth travelling in the world’s highest water powered railway before finishing at the Valley of Rocks.
EPISODE 1: EXMOOR
The South West Coast Path boasts the valley that inspired R D Blackmore's 1869 novel, Lorna Doone. Later, author Raynor Winn explains how the walk saved her.
EPISODE 2: YORKSHIRE
On a 15-mile walk in North Yorkshire, Kate sets off from the picturesque village of Robin Hood's Bay, heading towards Scarborough where a refreshing dip in the sea awaits her.
EPISODE 3: DORSET
From Stonebarrow Hill in Dorset, Kate heads along the coastal path to Cain's Folly, then on to Seaton where she rides a tram out into Seaton Wetlands for some bird spotting.
EPISODE 4: SUFFOLK
Starting at Dunwich Heath, Kate walks an 11-mile stretch of the Suffolk coastline - one of the fastest eroding in Europe. Kate also learns about the ancient art of thatching.
EPISODE 5: YORKSHIRE
In Yorkshire, Kate heads to the fishing village of Staithes which was once home to one of Yorkshire's largest fishing fleets, and the explorer Captain Cook.
EPISODE 6: SUFFOLK
Kate walks 12 miles of Suffolk's shingle coast, starting at Minsmere Nature Reserve, before heading along the pebble beach past Sizewell B power station.