Thursday, 30 May 2013

Caroline Quentin in Snowdonia

Caroline Quentin's ITV series on Britain's National Parks paid a visit to Snowdonia last week. If you missed it you can still catch it on the ITV player website.

The first part of the show paid a visit to rescue workers, who were training a dog to assist with locating lost or injured walkers. The key, apparently is to make it a game for the dog, and reward it with a toy to play with when it successfully guides the rescuers to the casualty.

Next stop was the annual "Race the Train" event wherein runners try to beat the Talyllyn Steam Train on its journey back to Towyn. The race has been an event for 30 years, and now attracts 2000 participants each year.

The third part of the show featured bee keepers in the Conwy valley, taking one of their hives to join the bee-breeding program at Ty Hyll, or the Ugly House, before Caroline visited the Llechwedd Slate mines, and heard of the dark working conditions that miners as young as 8 years old had to endure.

The next section looked at the Dolphins to be found swimming in Cardigan Bay, and then a Choir in Dolgellau.

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