Two-part documentary series, Yorkshire Wolds Way, premieres Saturday 13 May at 7.30pm on BBC One and explores one of the UK’s least-known National Trails, stretching from the iconic Humber Bridge in East Yorkshire to the North Yorkshire seaside resort of Filey.
Presented by Polar explorer and ocean diver Paul Rose, this 2×30 minutes series follows him on his voyage of discovery as he swaps the world’s most remote islands and the ice caps of the Antarctica for 79 miles of gently rolling chalk hills and hidden valleys. Along his journey he meets local residents and wildlife, and experiences some unusual local customs.
In the first episode Paul gets a majestic view from the top of Humber Bridge, and finds out how the world’s once-largest bridge was built. He hears about the 1937 discovery of the 4,000 year-old Ferriby boats and recreates the journeys done thousands of years ago from the south side of the Humber to the north.
The episode is full of adventure as he learns how to ride a penny farthing and meets the winner of the 2016 Kiplingcotes derby, who inadvertently won the race because her horse bolted. As he travels up the trail, Paul meets naturalist Mike Dilger to learn how to collect moths the Victorian way.
Yorkshire Wolds Way With Paul Rose Episode 1 (of 2) airs on Saturday 13 May 2017 from 7.30pm-8.00pm on BBC Two.