Coast & Country

Coast & Country: Episode 25

MAGICAL WALES: Ruth Wignall visits one of the most iconic castles in Wales. Castell Coch, near Cardiff, is the fairytale castle overlooking the city, but even fairytale castles need a makeover once in a while. However, this tale will have a happy ending.

Andrew Price travels to one of the remotest parts of Wales - the Cambrian Mountains - a magical place if you’re looking to get away from it all.

Rob Shelley is finding out more about Lake Bala - Wales’ largest natural lake. In its depths, legend has it - a monster lurks.

And finally, Sion Jenkins meets the bell ringers of Abergavenny, who are looking for new members to join the group.

Coast & Country: Episode 24

HIGHLIGHTS: Ruth Wignall and Andrew Price take a look back at some of the best bits from 2018 on Coast & Country.

Among the highlights, is Ruth taking on the World’s fastest zip wire in North Wales. She also heads out to the countryside to see Red Kites and beavers. And then there’s inspirational Trevor, the 104 year old who keeps fit walking in the hills near his home.

Andrew tackles Tryfan, the shark finned mountain in Snowdonia. He also ventures into the Black Mountains near Brecon and meets the people behind Surfability on Gower, helping those who need a little extra help enjoy the sea.

Coast & Country: Episode 23

HIGHLIGHTS: Ruth Wignall and Andrew Price take a look back at some of the best bits from 2018 on Coast & Country.

Among the highlights, is a trip to RAF Valley on Anglesey to mark the centenary year of the RAF.

Andrew fulfills his dream of flying in a fighter jet and Ruth finds out what it takes to fly with 202 Squadron - the training arm of the sea and mountain rescue helicopter crew.

There’s also a revisit to people heroically fighting against the ever growing tide of plastic in our seas and the secret escapes in the Welsh countryside.

Coast & Country: Episode 22

EMBRACING WINTER: Ruth Wignall meets the woman who looks after the wild ponies who roam free on the commons of South Wales.

Andrew Price visits the men and women who run Men’s Sheds - a project offering companionship and a lifeline to many.

Sion is out with the farmers looking back at 2018’s extraordinary weather and the impact this has had on the land.

And we meet the ice swimmer - who loves nothing more than when the temperature drops.

Coast & Country: Episode 21

ISLANDS: On tonight’s programme Ruth Wignall travels to Anglesey to visit the church in the sea. The romantic St Cwyfan’s is only accessible at low tide via a causeway.

Andrew Price goes walking on the iconic Worm’s Head on Gower.

Rob Shelley finds out more about the 200 different shells on shell island, near Harlech and we meet the sea kayakers who love to fish off Sully Island, near Penarth.

Coast & Country: Episode 20

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: On tonight’s programme Ruth Wignall meets the cycling enthusiasts with a combined age of 179 years.

Andrew Price tests his head for heights with the steeplejacks repairing a church.

Rob Shelley finds how our much loved iconic red phone boxes are being put to good use.

And Sion Jenkins visits the volunteers giving up their free time to revitalise Swansea canal.

Coast & Country: Episode 19

TASTES OF WALES: On tonight’s programme Ruth Wignall is visiting the magnificent Rhug Estate in North Wales where she finds out why Bison is becoming the meat of choice for many. There’s also the male voice choir who sing to the turkeys.

Andrew Price samples one of his favourite things - beer - at a Swansea brewery - using bread as flavouring.

We also visit one of the most popular markets in Wales - Swansea’s Uplands Market and Sion meets the international opera singer turned farmer.

Coast & Country: Episode 18

SAVING WALES: Ruth Wignall is meeting a man who has bought his very own island in Pembrokeshire.

Andrew Price is heading to Gwrych Castle in North Wales where he meets a man with a dream.

And we find out more about how history is being kept alive at one of the largest cemeteries in Wales.