For the second year running the BBC Countryfile team have chosen Wyedean because of our unique knowledge of the area and our Safety ethics.
In 2011 Julia Bradbury joined us on a trip along the river Wye taking in the history and also going through the rapids in a canoe along with our very own Paul Howells.
On a morning in January 2012 we met Ellie Harrison on the banks of the River Wye just below Huntsham Bridge. After a short time rigging up the equipment to the kayaks and presenters we safely took the film crew in a Sparred Canoe and followed Ellie and Paul Howells down the river towards Symonds Yat East. Ellie Managed to take a swim (capsize) almost right at the beginning but thankfully Paul was there to rescue her and get her back into her kayak to continue the journey.
The River was in spate so with the current it did not take us long to reach Symonds Yat East, where we got Ellie warm and dry thanks to the Roaring fire at The Royal Lodge Hotel
After a warm coffee we moved on to the Rapids at Symonds Yat, This was the main area of focus for us as we are desperately trying to save the rapids and protect the Island. The island is to be protected by a willow bank which will be planted across the top of the island. This will hopefully Slow down the Erosion by the powerful water and give the island a chance to Naturally Flourish once again.
Many Thanks to the Fantastic Countryfile Team. We look forward to working with you again in the future.