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With the UK having such diverse scenery, architecture and history, it is no wonder that this glorious resource is exploited by the TV and film industries. If you’ve ever wondered where to find the real-life homes of Batman, Dr Frank N Furter or Truly Scrumptious or fancied walking in the footsteps of Poldark, The Vicar of Dibley or Doc Martin then look no further than these walks… Many of our stately homes, picturesque villages, rail stations, windmills and other landmarks have featured as the backdrops for the silver screen. Whilst indoor scenes are often filmed within purpose built studios, the outdoor scenes are generally reliant on real-life sets. Location scouts and dedicated location companies work full-time, matching story lines and characters with the best settings. The largest productions have multiple outdoor locations and sometime even continents can be relocated. So there’s a whole world of film sets to be discovered all across the country. We’ve collated some of the best walks that will lead you past a famous filming location. Discover the windmill of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", Wayne Towers in "Batman" and, the rail platform of "Brief Encounter". You can also visit the filming locations of some of the best British TV shows, including "Poldark", "Doc Martin","Midsomer Murders", "Father Brown", "The Vicar of Dibley", "Downton Abbey", "Heartbeat", "Doctor Who" and "Merlin"…

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An absolute must for a route with kids in tow. Janet’s Foss is at the end if a Fairytale walk along a secret, moss lined stream before the awesome gorge of Gordale Scar. The route up to the top of Malham Cove is via some steep steps, but the view is worth it. Good selection of pubs in the village on the way back.

hiking
muddy
rocky
7 days ago

Lovely little trail, not far at all but so nice to see the falls.

Absolutely beautiful!!

Well worth the walk. Would suggest walking anti-clockwise.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

Good, easy trail, slightly overgrown to begin with but generally a pleasant circular stroll. The fields you descend through before re-entering Blockley are open to a lot of cows, so if that’s a concern you can take a detour and rejoin the path you walk up at the start.

hiking
1 month ago

Very overgrown in places

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic walk

Really enjoyed this trail—saw wildflowers, livestock (cows, sheep, horses+colts, ewes+lambs, deer), pheasants, woodlands, and 19th-century buildings (neo-Norman style Batsford Church and, from afar, the Batsford Park manor house). An added bonus: cafes offering refreshment are at both “ends” of the trail (in the village of Blockley and at the Batsford Arboretum), for a moment of rest and restoration. We were staying in Moreton-in-Marsh, so we walked first to the Arboretum, walked the “second half” of the trail to Blockley, had lunch and coffee, looked at the church (where “Father Brown” is apparently filmed), then walked the “first half” of the trail back to the Arboretum (rewarding ourselves with a cake before the cafe closed at 5pm). This worked very well for us and was roughly 7-8 miles total. If we were to do this again, we would allow more time so that we could either see a show at the Falconry Center (see web sites for times) or explore the Arboretum. But overall, an amazing day. It had rained steadily for 12 hours before our hike but aside from a few puddles, the trail was not bad at all and easy to walk (ie not much mud).

hiking
2 months ago

long walk with Kate. Mainly across the parkland but some lane walking - watch out for cars

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Wet and windy day with low cloud around. Fantastic walk out from Malham along to Gordale Scar then back along to Malham Cove. Really slippery on the top in all the rain. Sun broke out as we sat and the views were amazing.

hiking
2 months ago

this is a trail packed with wildlife. geese , gray squirrel, ducks and more. very easy walking and very pleasant. I gave this trail only 2 stars because a large section is on a windy narrow road. this road is very dangerous and definitely not suitable for groups or children.

3 months ago

Took us just under two hours, lovely walk if you want to see Winchester in a couple of hours! Brilliant views from the top of St Catherine’s Hill. We started the loop at the bottom of St Catherine’s Hill rather than in the town centre (there’s a small, free car park there). Plenty of places to stop in the town centre for a quick drink!

Another fantastic walk. app froze on Me and crashed my phone for a few minutes but got back on track. amazing city hike! many sites and potential fun detours on the way

This was an enjoyable hike even though the previous days had been showers the trail was still manageable for a couple of 60 somethings. Some great scenes from a far.

Great afternoon walk, beautiful scenery and plenty of livestock to view. Path was reasonably easy to follow.

My favourite walk of all time. Once the 300 steps are out of the way it's all down hill! Fabulous family walk with lots to see.

very nice, clear water

I would recommend this to anyone who would like to see Winchester in an afternoon. This trail has it all and at the beginning/end you can incorporate the cathedral. No need to start from the station, anywhere in the city centre is fine. For a shorter version there is a car park on Garnier road.

This has been a favourite of mine since childhood. Beautiful walk all year round, but take care in the wet as the limestone becomes quite slippy. Suitable for dogs. However there was one style I had to lift my dog over. Not an easy task when you're the mother of a labrador.

Loverly Walk, fantastic views

Lovely walk. Blockley is classic chocolate box Cotswold village. great views. worth stopping for lunch at Batsford Arboretum cafe.

I come to Winchester and St Catherine's all the time but was nice to experience it as a walk rather than two separate things to do. Thanks!

Excellent directions, one tip though is that you can park on the main road to start to avoid paying the parking charge in the national trust car park.

Excellent walk on good paths - quite strenuous but well worth the effort for the splendid views.

Lovely easy walk with amazing views. Brought back memories of DofE as we camped at the Gordale Scar campsite.

backpacking
Friday, August 17, 2018

Great

Thursday, May 03, 2018

I love St. Catherine's Hill but I have to say its beauty is now spoilt by continuous motorway noise.

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