Coastal Devon & Cornwall With Michael Portillo

Series 1

Series 1, Episode 5

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The fifth episode begins at Start Point, near South Devon’s most southerly point, and marks the shortest leg on Michael’s odyssey so far, at just ten miles long. This walk takes in a broad sweep of eroding shingle coastline, peppered with hidden coves, and some of the most picturesque beaches he has encountered.

Series 1, Episode 4

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The fourth episode of Michael Portillo’s south west coast path adventure is his final stretch in Cornwall, and takes in a coastline of hidden coves, a stunning sub-tropical garden and smugglers’ creeks, immortalised by Daphne du Maurier in her novel Frenchman’s Creek.

Series 1, Episode 3

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This third episode sees Michael on the South West Coast Path, following the western shore of Cornwall’s biggest natural harbour Mount’s Bay - a sweeping, 42-mile long, horseshoe-shaped shoreline that includes some of Cornwall’s most historic fishing ports. This coastline is dramatically different from the north Cornish coa...

Series 1, Episode 2

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This episode sees Michael Portillo on the rugged north Cornwall coast, coinciding with a dramatic storm blowing in from the Atlantic. He begins at Widemouth Bay, a gigantic stretch of sand and rock with ancient links to the Celtic nations of Wales and Brittany that predates Roman times. Today, the bay remains at the heart ...

Series 1, Episode 1

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Michael begins in north Devon under the shadow of England's highest sea cliff, the 1,000-foot tall Great Hangman, and finishes up on the stunning three-mile golden sands of Woolacombe. This leg involves the steepest climbs and descents Michael faces on his journey, offering incredible views, including across to south Wales.