8 walks inspired by your favourite TV shows

If you’re looking for inspiration to get out walking, especially after a long winter of binge-watching Netflix, Prime or BBC shows from the comfort of your sofa, then tracing the steps of your favourite characters could be just the motivation you need! 

Get behind the scenes of your favourite series with these 8 walks inspired by the shows you love to watch. 

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1. Bridgerton – Greenwich 

Bridgeton follows the drama, romance and intrigue of London’s high society, and while a lot of it was filmed a bit further west in Bath, Londoners can still get their fill of some of their on-screen favourites.  

And where better to start than the Bridgerton family house itself, aka Ranger’s House in Greenwich.  

Our route will take you from the banks of the Thames past Queen’s House, which is also featured in Bridgerton, into Greenwich Park and on to Ranger’s House, the Bridgerton family pile. Home to the Wernher Collection, its open to the public so you can even get in to have a snoop around.  

Palace to Palace - unexpected London route

 

2. One Day: Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill 

Whether you’ve been a committed fan since the David Nicholl’s novel or were coming to it for the very first time, Netflix’s adaptation of One Day enraptured audiences across the UK. And for those looking to soak in the series’ sights south of the border, the viewpoint at Primrose Hill offers the perfect opportunity.  

Starting off in Kings Cross, our route winds through Bloomsbury to reach Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, where Emma and Dexter shared a lazy summer picnic in episode 3.  

Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill route (NWM)
 

3.Sex Education: Symonds Yat 

The colour-drenched sweeping views in Sex Education feel almost otherworldly, but you’ll actually find them straddling the border of England and Wales, in Symond’s Yat in the Wye Valley. 

This walk starts and finishes at the Ye Olde Ferrie Inn. If you keep your eyes peeled and look across the river during the first stretch of your walk, you’ll see Otis and Jean’s distinctive house, which features heavily in the show, nestled in the trees.   

The walk takes you past a lovely little waterfall known as Dropping Well, King Arthur’s Cave and passing close by the Chalet from the series before you reach Yat’s Rock, where you can enjoy phenomenal panoramic views of the valley. 

Symonds Yat route (NWM)

 

3. Peaky Blinders: Birmingham 

Walk into footsteps of everyone’s favourite gangster-turned-MP.  

Birmingham feels like a character in itself in Peaky Blinders but in actual fact, most of it was filmed 100 miles north in Liverpool. If you want the TV version of a Peaky Blinders, we recommend this route, which takes some of the city’s best sights including St George’s Hall, which (spoiler alert) is where the Changrattas killed Grace, the great love of Tommy Shelby’s life. 

If you want the real thing, this route in Birmingham takes in some old, preserved parts of Birmingham that you might otherwise miss.  

Birmingham route (NWM)

 

5. All Creatures Great and Small: Yorkshire Dales 

Both the original 1970s series and the recent Channel 5 remake were filmed in the glorious Yorkshire Dales. But, while Askrigg in the north of the Dales was the setting for Darrowby in the original, Grassington further south plays the part in the remake.  
 
This circular route links Grassington with other stunning villages including Linton, one of Yorkshire’s hidden treasures complete with a picturesque green and an award-winning pub. You can almost imagine James Herriot rushing to his next appointment as you sup your pint of Yorkshire’s finest real ale. 

Grassington, Thorpe and Linton route (NWM)

 

6. Luther: Seven Sisters 

In a two-parter of series 4 of the crime drama, Luther, Idris Elba’s character hid out in The Coastguard Cottages overlooking Seven Sisters on the south coast of England.  

They provide a suitably moody, atmospheric backdrop to the trials and tribulations of Luther, but on a sunny day, the white chalks hills against the blue ocean are enough to take your breath away. The surrounding landscape has been used as a backdrop in multiple other shows and films too, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Top Gear.  

Seven Sisters route (NWM)

 

7. Poldark: Bodmin Moor 

If you’re looking to walk in the footsteps of everyone’s favourite scythe-wielding heartthrob, you’ll need to head west.  

We can’t promise Aidan Turner but we can promise equally breathtaking views and sights. From the sculpted rocks of Showery Tor to the summit of Brown Willy, whose rather unfortunate name is said to be a corruption of the Cornish Bronn Wennili, meaning hill of swallows. 

Bodmin Moor route (NWM)

 

8. Outlander: Falkirk 

This route will take you to Callendar House, located in the midst of Callendar Park. Its working Georgian kitchen appears as part of the Duke of Sandringham’s home, Belhurst Manor, in season two of the time-travelling historical drama. 

The architectural style of Callendar House is a mix of 19th century French Renaissance château and Scottish baronial architecture but the core of the building is a 14th-century tower house. Mary, Queen of Scots, Oliver Cromwell, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Queen Victoria have all stayed here. These days, it’s open to the public so you can include a visit on your walk.  

Falkirk route (NWM)

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