A TV celebrity is starring in a Channel 5 TV show that takes in some of the most historic places in Cumbria.

The first episode of Walking Hadrian’s Wall with Robson Green first aired on Thursday, the second is tomorrow at 9pm and the third and final Cumbrian leg will be broadcast next week.

Robson, who himself hails from Hexham, completed the show over the Summer when he trekked from Wallsend, in Newcastle, 84 miles to Bowness-on-Solway.

According to the billing, episode three begins: "From an early start under the shadow of Winshields Crag - Robson undertakes the remaining 46 miles of his journey.

"With an extra buzz about him after brunching with the bees on his way through the Heather Moors, he crosses the border from Northumbria to Cumbria, at Gilsland.

"Here, the personalities of the individual Romans who manned the wall begin to shine through, as their penchant for playful graffiti is revealed, and their globe-spanning roots unveiled.

"He learns how to link a Cumbrian staple, the Cumberland Sausage, takes to the skies for a bird’s eye view over Carlisle, and crosses the finish line into a glorious British sunset at Bowness-On-Solway."

Whilst filming in August Robson paid a visit to the Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre in Thurstonfield, just outside of Carlisle.

The actor, 56, best known for his starring roles in dramas Soldier, Soldier and Wire in the Blood, had come to the centre to see young Pedro, a spectacled owl born during lockdown, in action.

Pedro, a tropical owl native to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, has been hand-reared at the site, and was flying as part of the centre’s display team.

His flight was the first time on film for the young star.

Previous episodes can be found at by going online at: www.channel5.com/show/hadrians-wall-with-robson-green