Frequently Asked Questions
If you've a question about Walks Around Britain, we'd love to hear it - but before you email us, it is likely the answer is covered below and you will get an answer much more quickly than by contacting us. If not, please get in touch... the info is at the bottom of the page.
Throughout the website, there are adverts for products and services, and it helps us if you buy your next outdoor clothing through the links on our site. That way, we get commission to help us keep access to the site free. There is also the ability to donate to us, if you'd like to.
We launched at the start of the year our subscription-based video streaming website - like a "Netflix for Walking" - at walksaroundbritain.vhx.tv. This is a paid-for subscription website with access to only our current programmes and exclusive new ones too - the revenue from which goes back into making more Walks Around Britain programmes - but you don't have to subscribe if you don't want to. This main website will remain free-of-charge to use.
Our website builds upon the walks from our television series, and we have 14 walks in each season. We always try to make sure there's a good geographical spread throughout the seasons, and we aim to be having walks in all parts of Britain as soon as we can.
We're always interested in working with destinations to get walks into our television series and onto the website, so if you are a tourist board, council, hotel chain or similar company, and would like us to feature your area sooner, then please get in touch here. We'll gladly share the short version of our video walks on your site and give you credits and links.
We've always filmed and edited our walks in High Definition right from the start, so all our TV series and specials have been made in HD from the start. However, all the 20 TV channels in the UK - and those around the world - which take our series only broadcast in SD at the moment, and so on television the series will continue to be in standard definition for the foreseeable future.
With Walks Around Britain being broadcast on 20 TV channels in the UK, it isn't possible for us to keep up-to-date times of all the showings here on our website... but on this page there's a list of all those 20 channels with links to the TV listings/schedule pages of their website for you to check.
Alternatively, type "Walks Around Britain" into the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) of your preferred TV supplier on your TV or set-top box. Or, use the online versions... for Freeview/YouView click here, for Sky click here, for Freesat click here and for Virgin Media click here.
Internationally, again we recommend checking out the website of the channel's which show us - or your own local EPG.
All our programmes are available to stream in HD on demand whenever you want on our subscription website, they are also available to buy, rent or stream in HD on Amazon's Prime Video, and several are available for free on YouTube, which can be watched on a big screen using many modern TVs, Blu-Ray players or streaming devices.
An up-to-date list of all the channels showing Walks Around Britain is on this page, along with links to the TV listings/schedule pages of their website for you to check when we will be next on.
Yes - it is already! You can order our first DVD here, which is a selection of Andrew White's favourite 10 walks from seasons one and two of our television series.
It has always been our intention to have Walks Around Britain both online, on television and on a series of DVDs. Our later DVDs will focus on a specific area of the country - for example, the Peak District - and may contain longer versions of walks and/or exclusive walks which won't be shown on television. As Walks Around Britain is filmed in HD, we are looking into releasing titles on Blu-ray too.
We do have a move planned to be producing and editing Walks Around Britain is 4K / UHD (Ultra High Definition) - and this is likely to be in the latter part of 2019.
4K/UHD increases the picture size from 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels tall (HD) to 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels tall (4K/UHD) - so that’s about four times more definition. There's no doubt 4K/UHD would certainly add to the experience of watching Walks Around Britain, and would bring a heightened sense of being out there with us - which is why we are keen to use it.
Given all of that, and the fact the only way currently we'd have of getting the 4K/UHD versions to you is on YouTube, we'll be sticking to HD production for the foreseeable future... but 4K/UHD is certainly something we'll be moving towards soon.
We're proud to have subtitles on all our TV series and specials, and they are available on our subscription website, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube. Currently, the TV channels in the UK which broadcast Walks Around Britain don't have the capacity as yet to broadcast subtitles, but we will make ours available to them when they can. Our first two DVD don't have subtitles, but we're working on including subtitles on future releases.
All Product Placement in TV programmes specifically made for UK audiences has to conform to the rules of the regulator, Ofcom - and the "PP" logo which is shown on-screen at various times throughout the programme is part of those rules. If you would like to read more about product placement click here.
Community Channel was the very first channel to show the Walks Around Britain TV series, back on the 22nd January 2016.
However, after broadcasting three seasons and many, many showings Community Channel have decided to not show Walks Around Britain from 2018 when they rebranded to "Together TV". It seems the way we make Walks Around Britain doesn't fit into their plans for the channel. Naturally, we're disappointed, and we've told "Together TV" we'd be happy for them to show the series in the future, but at present that seems very unlikely.
However, there are many other channels who show Walks Around Britain, including Forces TV and PBS America - both of whom are on Freeview.
More than likely, yes. We are currently talking to a publisher about the possibility of a book taking in a selection of walks from the first four seasons of Walks Around Britain... so watch this space.