Walking Britain's Lost Railways

July 2019

6. Episode 6

4.3 38 x
Rob Bell explores the lost line from Ruabon to Barmouth.

5. Somerset & Dorset

2.0 12 x
This line once transformed the fortunes of seaside towns.

4. Lake District

4.0 8 x
This lost line sustained the Lakes region with hard industry.

3. Dartmoor

4.0 15 x
The Plymouth-Exeter line was built to transport rice pudding.

2. Sheffield

3.0 10 x
Rob Bell follows the line over the bleak Pennines.

1. Scotland

3.7 17 x
In Scotland, Rob Bell follows the Elgin to Portsoy line.
October 2018

Season 1, Episode 4: Lake District

4.0 113 x
Clues that the old track through the Lake District even existed are not clear, but Rob learns that it once served mainly miners, and sustained the entire region with hard industry before becoming more of a tourist draw.

Season 1, Episode 3: Dartmoor

3.0 93 x
Dense overgrowth has now covered the Plymouth-to-Exeter line, originally built to transport rice pudding around the country. Rob follows the Granite Way, discovering the rock that is used as foundation for railway tracks up and down the country.
September 2018

Season 1, Episode 2

4.0 161 x
Documentary series. Beginning in the steel town of Sheffield, Rob Bell follows the line over the bleak Pennines, before landing in the industrial powerhouse of Manchester.

Season 1, Episode 1: Scotland

4.3 258 x
In Scotland, Rob Bell follows the Elgin to Portsoy line, a line that once served the fishing and whisky industries. Local ramblers help him unearth a stunning view of the Spey Bridge, then, after trying a warming tipple of the hard stuff, he watches a boat race in Portsoy.
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