Description
New presenting talent Rachael Kinley joins 'wild swimmer' Kate Rew as she swims in a remote freshwater loch on Skye, where the Cuillin hills reflect in its peaty water.
Kate explains her love of 'wild swimming', "we're very constrained in our daily lives and jobs.
Society places a lot of demands on the individual to be a civilised person, but ultimately we are just animals and everybody once in a while, wants to experience the physical, non-thinking part of themselves.
Going wild swimming allows us to reset ourselves on some kind of base level."
Skye is also home to the famous Faerie Pools, incredibly cold, clear and magical, where another 'wild swimmer' Daniel Start entices Rachael into the water.
Many 'wild swimmers' have thrown themselves into the water because of a book written by Roger Deakin, who set out in 1996 to swim through the British Isles.
On her trip to Skye, Rachel shares Roger Deakin's lyrical prose with the wild swimmers she meets, giving a beautiful snap shot of Britain's lochs, rivers, canals and sea.
Rachael Kinley follows 'wild swimmer' Kate Rew as she swims in a freshwater loch on Skye.

Series

Broadcast Details

  • First broadcast 20110818 (
    • r3

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