Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 7

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 7

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 7: In south Wales, Kate and Teg set a mountain alight and experience the heat of a controlled burn with the local fire service in an area with the highest incidence of wild fires in the whole of the UK.


 

 



Kate gets the creative juices flowing by lending a hand to the creation of an epic land art piece – a 30-foot mandala, a stunning geometrically patterned circle made entirely from natural materials. Teg gets a run for her money when meeting film actors at a rural film academy for animals, and Kate fulfils her childhood dream with a master farrier, learning how to shoe a horse.

 

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 7

 

Katherine Mary Humble is an English television presenter and narrator, mainly working for the BBC, specialising in wildlife and science programmes. Humble served as President of the RSPB from 2009 until 2013. She is an ambassador for the UK walking charity Living Streets.

Wales

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

Welsh national identity emerged among the Britons after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, and Wales is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd’s death in 1282 marked the completion of Edward I of England’s conquest of Wales, though Owain Glyndŵr briefly restored independence to Wales in the early 15th century. The whole of Wales was annexed by England and incorporated within the English legal system under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542.

Distinctive Welsh politics developed in the 19th century. Welsh Liberalism, exemplified in the early 20th century by David Lloyd George, was displaced by the growth of socialism and the Labour Party. Welsh national feeling grew over the century; a nationalist party, Plaid Cymru was formed in 1925, and the Welsh Language Society in 1962. Established under the Government of Wales Act 1998, the Senedd (the Welsh Parliament, formerly known as the National Assembly for Wales) is responsible for a range of devolved policy matters.

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