South West Coast Path takes star turn on TV screens nationwide

15th November 2016

A 5-part series about the South West Coast Path is to be broadcast nationwide from Friday 18th November, with a primetime slot on BBC2 at 8.30pm.

In this new series titled ‘Coastal Path’, explorer Paul Rose tells the story of the South West Coast Path, which at 630 miles, is England's Longest National Trail and one of the world's best loved walks. It’s also considered to be one of the biggest challenges yet for Paul Rose whose adventures have taken him all over the world.

As he makes his way from Minehead in the first episode, all the way to Poole harbour at the end of his journey, Paul will be learning all about the path's history, industry, wildlife and traditions as well as meeting the people who live and work along the way including David Kennard, a National Trust tenant farmer in North Devon. He'll also be trying out at least one adrenaline fuelled activity every episode, from hang gliding to coasteering and discovering that the South West Coast Path, which carves a route where land and sea collide - really is the walk of a lifetime.

TV viewers in the South West region may have already caught a glimpse of ‘Coastal Path’ when it was shown during the popular Inside Out slot on BBC1 in September. Its progression from a regional to a national TV audience is testament to the popularity of the region’s coastline and the nation’s fascination with its stunning seascapes. 

More information about the first episode is now live on the BBC online.

Coastal Path dates

Episode 1 is on this Friday 18th November, 8.30pm, BBC 2 with Episode 2 on the next day, Saturday 19th Nov, at 8.10pm on BBC 2.

Episode 3 will be back in its Friday slot (25th Nov) at 8.30pm, BBC 2.

Episode 4, Friday 9th December at 8.30pm, BBC 2.

Episode 5 is expected to be on Friday 16th December) at 8.30pm, BBC 2.

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Paul Rose on the South West Coast Path