Britain’s Ancient Tracks with Tony Robinson
The historian explores the UK’s network of ancient trackways and roads, which have been walked by pilgrims, hunters and invaders over the course of the past 5,000 years, each one shrouded in myth, mystery and legend.
Part 1: Icknield Way
In the first episode, Tony delves into the stories, songs and sacred places along the Icknield Way in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
Part 2: Ridgeway
Tony follows the Ridgeway from the Wiltshire Downs, through Berkshire and Oxfordshire, finally arriving on the banks of the Thames. Along the way, he visits a world-famous stone circle and explores an ancient burial chamber that is older than the pyramids, follows in the tracks of Celtic chariots, and discovers the story behind a white horse.
Part 3: North Downs Way
Tony investigates some of the megaliths, burial sites, ley lines and hidden caves that lie alongside the route. Travelling from the cliffs at Folkestone to Down House in the rolling North Downs, Tony visits one of Britain’s oldest oak trees, attends the shrine of Thomas Becket, and uncovers a lost Roman battle site.