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Wainwright Walks Coast To Coast [DVD] [2009]

Julia Bradbury    Exempt   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Julia Bradbury
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001L7XNN2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,838 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

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'.

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 10 May 2009
Serial walker and "AW" groupie, Julia Bradbury dons her boots and rucksack again to tackle Wainwright's famous 192 mile Coast to Coast walk from St Bee's in Cumbria to Yorskshire's Robin Hood's Bay. I really enjoyed her previous walking series in the Lake District and the Railway Walks and fans of those will not be disappointed here. Highlights for me include the familiar territory of the lakes, the ridge of Nine Standards with it's unexplained stone obelisks and then Swaledale, scarred by the mines but with nature reclaiming it's stone, still attractive and very dramatic in parts.

Julia Bradbury has made walking programmes her own in recent years and she has a lot of energy and enthusiasm for the landscape, it's people and Wainwright himself which makes this series a joy to watch. She presents well and with good humour although her interviewing technique will not give Alan Whicker many sleepless nights. Each programme has just the right balance of scenery, history and commentary. AW makes frequent cameo appearances from archive footage and the trademark voiceovers (not him, I assume) of passages from his books greatly add to the atmosphere. I probably enjoyed this more than the Lakes series due to the variety of terrain and "JB"s more relaxed presenting style. She has learned that you do not need to try and come out with profound statements when confronted with stunning views; they often speak better for themselves...

I've completed the Wealdway twice (Gravesend to Eastbourne), a shorter water to water walk and knew exactly how Julia felt when she put her feet in the sea at Robin Hood's Bay. Nice one JB :o)

All good stuff, for those who like to walk or those who just like to watch people walk on this green and pleasant land. Highly recommended.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for walkers 23 Jun 2009
I have been an admirer of the Skyworks programmes for some time and this series is another excellent example of how an outdoors programme should be presented. The C2C is one of the most popular long-distance walks in the world and this DVD will attract even more visitors.
Julia Bradbury's skills as a presenter are displayed to full advantage and the camera work is superb. The series captures the essence of what is a tough walk, as well as showing some of the best scenery in the country.
If there is a slight criticism, it is that more could have been made of the actual walking but I understand that the film crew was hampered by appalling weather during filming.
I was able to experience the skills of both Julia and the film crew first hand as I made a brief appearance in programme three. As someone who had completed the C2C four times and written a book - Ancient Feet - telling the very funny tale of five men in their 60's doing the C2C, I was invited to be in the series, and I was really impressed by the professionalism of all involved.
The DVD makes an ideal record of the walk for those who have done it and a nice taster for those who aspire to do it.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A tough walk 26 Sep 2009
I've just completed the walk for my second time. The DVD's are a nice souvenir. I've been told by a number of people that Julia did not do the entire walk only selected sections. This is fair enough as it is a TV series. My main criticism is that it makes the walk sound easy. It's not. Of course it depends on your level of fitness etc and people run it in 5 or 6 days and some walk it in 6 or 7. But many people I met found it harder than they expected. And it does go through and over some difficult terrain which is not signposted and even more difficult in bad weather. It's a great walk if you are ready for it and get the weather.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look 1 Dec 2009
This is worthwhile for the aerial shots of the landscapes which show a perspective you will not see on the walk.

Overall it creates the impression that the walk is easier and less engaging than it actually is. We completed the Coast to Coast in 2009 and are really pleased that we did before seeing this video.
The highlights and rewards come from the challenges you face and the people you meet who are going through the same experiences. This is not conveyed by the TV program and there are too many pictures of Julia bouncing over stiles and through kissing gates; this is not how most people who are a few days into the walk behave. Make no mistake, this is a tough walk that challenges many experienced walkers due to its length, sometimes difficult terrain (rocky) and occasional navigational complexities.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Warning - Not the full programmes as shown on TV 27 Nov 2011
I thought I'd write this review to point out something and, hopefully, save other people from the disappointment I suffered.

I liked this series very much when it was shown on TV and, having done the Coast to Coast earlier this year, I decided to buy the DVD so that I would have a better quality copy than what I had been able to record off the TV broadcast.

I have no quibble with the quality of the programmes but I was very disappointed to find that the excerpts from the old series featuring Wanwright himself have been removed from programmes as they appear on this DVD. This is a great shame as I thought these snippets were a highlight of this series.

My guess would be that the BBC was unable or unwilling to get /pay for rights to use these pieces of film from the old series. Very sad.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A great
As with Canal walks. A great watch
Published 1 month ago by Dot
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Watched it as I was considering the coast to coast
Published 1 month ago by Richard Vickers
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful countryside and historical scenes
Anyone contemplating walking the Coast to Coast Walk through the best of English scenery would benefit from watching this DVD. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Elaine Nyberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Present Well Received
With the aid of this DVD my relatives, who used to be active walkers were able to share their experiences with other semi-ambulants. They enjoyed it immensely!
Published 4 months ago by MR MICHAEL CLARK
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic!
Bought this for my husband - very good series - Julia Bradbury at her best and of course the scenery is spectacular.
Published 10 months ago by F. BOWMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Watched it on television & wanted to buy it. Great purchase, not able to walk the distance but will certainly visit some of the places.
Published 13 months ago by Miss S. Creasey
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining
enjoyable guide to the coast to coast walk, a must for would- be walkers of all ages and nationalities. An excellent gift.
Published 13 months ago by Mr A V Pearson
4.0 out of 5 stars Wainwright Walks Coast to Coast
If you know about Wainwright and his walks, I think you will agree that Julia Bradbury is a good substitute. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Sue Heard
5.0 out of 5 stars coast to soast dvd
This is a personal purchase. I walked the coast to coast and wanted to review the. Certainly lived up to my expectations walk
Published 14 months ago by D.Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Coast to Coast
Watched this when on TV and now hoping to complete the walk soon having been inspired by Julia, the beautiful countryside, and her enthusiasm.
Published 15 months ago by Ms. Valerie H. Cumming
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