Great British Railway Journeys

Series 1 - 8. Windermere to Kendal

Windermere to Kendal

About this programme

8/20. Michael Portillo continues his journey following George Bradshaw's footsteps, as the third leg of his trip from Preston to Kirkcaldy sees him embarking on a two-day tour of the Lake District. He begins in Windermere, where he travels by steamboat to the north of the lake, and continues to Claife viewing station, where he learns about the water pollution caused by increasing levels of tourism. He spends the night in Grasmere, and the following day reaches Kendal, where he buys local delicacies and meets a farmer who explains the impact of railways on farming practices.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Michael Portillo

Crew

Executive Producer
Charlie Bunce
Series Producer
Fiona Caldwell