The ‘Northern Dalesman’, as the bus on the route is dubbed, will be fixed with special cameras as it travels on its journey, stretching from the market town of Richmond in North Yorkshire in the east to Ingleton in the west, snaking across the iconic landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Filmed in real time, cameras will capture the road ahead, the passing scenery and the occasional chatter of the regular passengers.
The 40 mile route is incredibly varied, taking viewers through a blossoming river valley, past ancient meadows, agricultural pastures and ancient mining villages, over high open heathland, and a final stretch across the hilly Dales past the incredible 24-arch Ribbleshead viaduct, one of the great engineering achievements of the 19th Century.
The programme will feature captions integrated into the landscape to provide details about the dramatic countryside through which the bus is passing – from aspects of the geographical or geological environment, to specific highlights of Britain’s agricultural or industrial heritage, from the ancient stone hay barns that dot the landscape to the scars left behind by the lead mining of previous centuries.
Producer: The Garden
Source: BBC press release