Julia Bradbury Heads Back to Her Peak District Heritage to Enjoy the View

Julia Bradbury follows in the footsteps of the 1932 mass trespassers on Kinder Scout

Julia Bradbury follows in the footsteps of the 1932 mass trespassers on Kinder Scout

Television presenter Julia Bradbury is poised to return to her Peak District roots for the final episode of her current prime-time ITV series.

Julia - who developed her love for the outdoors during childhood walks in the area with her Tideswell-born father Michael - will sign off the eight-week run of Best Walks With A View With Julia Bradbury on Friday April 15 by following in the footsteps of the famous 1932 mass trespassers on Kinder Scout. 

Setting off from Edale, she will explore the first five miles of the Pennine Way, including the Kinder plateau, the area's highest point, which played a pivotal role in the creation of Britain's national parks and public access to the countryside. 

En route, she will catch up with and share some happy early memories with her dad, will meet Edale-based wooden bowl maker Robin Wood and hard-working mountain rescue volunteers who keep visitors safe while enjoying some of the country's wildest, specially-protected landscapes. 

Julia's Peak District walk is included in honour of those who helped open up our countryside to visitors from all corners of the world, and ends with a spectacular panorama across Edale.

Julia Bradbury takes time out to enjoy the view in the Peak District

Julia Bradbury takes time out to enjoy the view in the Peak District

During filming for Best Walks With A View - which features her favourite, most accessible family treks with great scenery, local history and a perfect pub lunch or picnic - Julia and the production team stayed at four-star Losehill House Hotel & Spa and five-star Underleigh B&B, both in Hope, and at award-winning Stonecroft Guesthouse, Edale.

"I've got my dad Michael to thank for my love of the Peak District," said Julia. "He introduced me to walking there when I was just six or seven. In our spare time we'd stride out across the hills and moors. He made up stories as we went, to make each walk a real adventure, and today I'm lucky enough to make walking my work."

Added Jo Dilley, Managing Director of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, the area's official tourist board: "We're really pleased to be included among Julia's top walks in her latest television series, which is attracting around four million viewers per episode."

"She's a popular and enthusiastic ambassador for the pleasures of the outdoor life - both on screen and as President of one of our key partners, The Camping and Caravanning Club - which brings millions of people to enjoy this very special area each year."

Julia Bradbury catches up with her dad Michael over a pub lunch in Edale

Julia Bradbury catches up with her dad Michael over a pub lunch in Edale

The Peak District episode of Best Walks With A View will be screened on ITV1 on Friday April 15 at 8pm. 

For more details about the Peak District and Derbyshire, visit Visit Peak District; to learn more about Best Walks With A View With Julia Bradbury, ITV and for more outdoor adventures with Julia Bradbury - including behind the scenes footage during filming and a downloadable map of Julia's route - visit The Outdoor Guide. The TV series is also accompanied by a book, Unforgettable Walks With A View.

Text and photo credit: Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire.