Winter Walks: when is BBC programme with Amanda Owen on TV, and where does she go in Yorkshire?

Amanda Owen is set to present the new BBC show that will show off picturesque landscapes in the Yorkshire countryside - but when will it hit screens and who else will be on the show?

Amanda Owen hosts episode one of Winter Walks, which airs on BBC Four. Amanda Owen hosts episode one of Winter Walks, which airs on BBC Four.
Amanda Owen hosts episode one of Winter Walks, which airs on BBC Four.

Our Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen is preparing to show the countryside of her home county to BBC viewers in the second series of the popular Winter Walks show.

Owen will lead the lineup of celebrities who will guide viewers on a winter hike through some of Yorkshire’s most stunning landscapes.

But when will the show be airing, where will she be heading and what else can we expect from series two of Winter Walks?

Who is Amanda Owen?

Amanda Owen grew to prominence after her starring role in Channel 5’s Our Yorkshire Farm.

Owen is a shepherdess and a writer and will host the first episode of Winter Walks on BBC 4.

Where does Amanda Owen go in Winter Walks?

Owen will take a walk around her home county of Yorkshire for the first episode of series two of show.

She will start by taking in some ancient Roman routes and will meet with fellow shepherds and shepherdesses.

Owen will visit the iconic Semer Water, the second largest natural lake in North Yorkshire, where her trail will end.

She said:  "As a shepherdess and a hill farmer you do not set out on a walk for no reason – so this was an adventure for me. It was amazing to get out and explore some of the countryside on my doorstep.

"It felt so strange and surreal to be out on my own. My life can be quite chaotic with the pressures of the farm, family and sheep, and I did wonder whether I’d be able to switch off but the sheer beauty of the landscape made me put aside the daily grind.”

Who else will be on series two of Winter Walks?

The BBC Four show is packed with special guest hosts guiding viewers through some of their favourite hiking trails.

Writer and former Downing Street press secretary, Alistair Campbell, will host episode two, and viewers will be able to join his hike across the Ribblesdale hillsides.

Reverend Kate Bottley, of Gogglebox fame, will host episode three.

Bottley will take a walk through Wensleydale and Coverdale, where she will reflect on her faith and relationships.

Nihal Arthanayake will host the final episode of the week.

The broadcaster and BBC Radio Five Live presenter will finish the Winter Walks series with a trip in Cumbria and then across to Lancashire.

When is Winter Walks on TV?

The first episode of Winter Walks with Amanda Owen airs BBC Four on Monday 29 November at 7:30pm.

The second episode with Alistair Campbell will air the following night at 7:30pm.

Episode three and four, starring Reverend Kate Bottley and Nihal Arthanayake, will air on Wednesday 1 December and Thursday 2 December respectively, both at 7:30pm.

Each episode will also be available on the BBC iPlayer after it airs on BBC Four.

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