Having first seen Aaron York’s Abenaki canoe in Ray Mears’ book Bushcraft, and then watching the César’s Bark Canoe documentary on the National Film Board of Canada’s website, I was eager to find out more about these amazing crafts.
For those of you who have been searching for the second instalment of Ray’s latest series, fear not; episode 2 of Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears will be aired at 7:30 PM on Tuesday 14th October, on ITV1. For viewers in Wales, episode 2 will be aired at 11:10 PM on Wednesday 15th October.
In episode two, Ray visits the Thames Path National Trail, travelling by canoe along the mighty River Thames from Oxfordshire to London. Along the way, Ray spots kingfishers and water voles, reveals an unusual use for the horse chestnuts he finds lining the river bank, and camps in one of the world’s most precious and exclusive woodlands.