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Countrywise Secret Wild Places

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    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 17 Aug 2016
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  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 33 2016 : Sat 13 Aug - Fri 19 Aug
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In this Countrywise one hour special presenters Paul Heiney, Ben Fogle and Liz Bonnin travel the length and breadth of Britain in search of those remote corners which remain truly wild. 
Travelling from the wild frozen mountains of Scotland to the deep marshlands of the fens and the raging coast of Cornwall, they explore magical remote places virtually untouched by man which nature has reclaimed as its own - seeking out the beautiful hidden wild gems of the Great British Countryside.
Liz explores an underwater wilderness on Lundy Island off the North coast, home to Britain's only marine conservation zone and a place teeming with life beneath the waves. She also gets special permission to visit  Sutton Fen - one of the least visited places in the whole country - it’s a rare and fragile wetland habitat that it isn’t open to the public.
Ben is heading North to the arctic tundra of the Cairngorms - a true frozen wilderness - to build a snow cave and stay on the mountain overnight. Not only is the national park the snowiest place in Britain but it can also boast the lowest temperatures ever recorded and the most powerful gust of wind - making it a truly hostile environment. 
Paul explores a secret world hidden within one of the world's biggest cities, London, Abney Park Cemetery has been left for nature to claim. As a seasoned seaman there is nowhere Paul is happier than out on the ocean so he is on the North Coast of Cornwall and the iconic Dragon’s Head - one the the wildest coastlines in the country. When storms rage, this place bears the brunt of the wild atlantic seas.
Liz, Ben and Paul head up to a remote corner of the Lake District to discover the Ennerdale Valley, its wildlife its people and its incredible views. Home to Britain’s longest running re wilding project, this a place so remote it is the only valley in Cumbria with no roads.