A TV presenter and radio DJ found peace and quietude as he visited a south Cumbrian village for the latest series of a popular television programme.

Nihal Arthanayake went to Arnside for the second series of BBC Four’s Winter Walks, which followed four familiar faces-including Alistair Campbell and Amanda Owen- as they explored parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria with only a 360-degree camera for company.

In the episode Nihal, who recently moved to the North West from London, sets out at dawn and follows Arnside Coastal Walk to take in stunning views of the sea.

Along his way he passes Arnside Tower and crosses the border into Lancashire.

And the father of two enjoys views from the top of Arnside Knott, as well as from hidden coves on the Silverdale coast where he is able to ‘declutter’ his mind and reflect on the importance of being alone.

Nihal had never been to Arnside prior to filming for the show, although he had holidayed in the Lakes with his family as a child, as well as with his wife.

“The water looked like a polished mirror,” said Nihal.

“And I thought this is going to be an amazing day.”

The BBC Radio 5 Live presenter took a lot out of the visit and he said it gave him a fresh perspective on his work and relationships.

“I got a lot of things out of the show,” he said.

“One being to learn how to slow down.

“I realised I was walking at London pace, and I needed to slow down.

“You’ve got to properly appreciate a place like Arnside, you shouldn’t whizz through.

“And my daily work includes a lot of prep and work and sometimes my mind feels overwhelmed with information.

“It did really make me feel it’s important to be alone.

“It’s so beautiful and I want to take the kids to Arnside to experience it.”

The new four-part series will run Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm starting on November 29, with Nihal’s episode airing on December 2.