In this new series, episode 3 of which airs on ITV on 14 Feb at 8.00pm, Robson Green travels along some of the nation’s most fascinating stretches of coastline to discover just what it is about our shoreline that continues to cast its spell.
Britain has one of the most varied coastal landscapes in the world – from sweeping sands and rugged cliffs to mudflats and spits. It is home to colourful seaside towns and historic fishing villages.
On each journey he takes on exciting new experiences and meet people who share Robson’s passion for the coast.
The third episode takes Robson to the wild and remote coastline of the Outer Hebrides in northwest Scotland. He discovers first hand how an unpredictable climate and often volatile weather has given these group of islands an identity and way of life all of their own.
At the ancient village of Gearrannan, Robson tries his hand at weaving Harris Tweed in a traditional crofters’ blackhouse. On the Isle of Lewis he goes snorkelling for sugar kelp, used to flavour the local gin.
He also encounters Britain’s largest bird of prey, the white-tailed sea eagle. Finally, Robson wild camps on one of Britain’s most beautiful beaches at Luskentyre and he helps out at an airport whose beach doubles as its only runway on the Isle of Barra.
Tales from the Coast with Robson Green: Outer Hebrides Episode 3 (of 6) airs on Tuesday 14th February 2017 at 8.00pm on ITV