Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Railway Walks of Great Britain

An interesting series on UK television, presented by Julia Bradbury, demonstrates how easy it is to lose sight of our heritage.

Railway Walks follows Ms Bradbury as she walks along the lines of now extinct and defunct railways which had formed part of the backbone of Britain, and the one of the foundations of the British Industrial Revolution.

Whilst the BBC programme may be viewed online via Ms Bradbury and the BBC iPlayer, those who may be interested in exploring some of the hidden treasures of the steam age may also find this site useful in finding where these old track-beds are. Alternatively, there are many books on local railway walks which are available through the aethernet.

What could be more pleasant now that Spring has sprung than to venture out from our soot-encrusted hovels and explore the wonders of a bygone age?

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