Air TV’s award-winning River Walks programme with Amar Latif is to be shown on BBC Four this week. In the 30 minute programme, filmed on location in Nidderdale, blind adventurer Amar takes us on a route along one of Yorkshire’s most stunning river valleys. He abseils into a hidden gorge, canoes across a reservoir, and meets the local llamas while following a riverside trail along the Nidd.
The programme has won several awards including “Best Documentary” at both the RTS Yorkshire and the Prolific North Awards.
Amar’s 13-mile route takes in the most stunning parts of this unique river valley. It’s the place where mysterious gorges have been carved out over thousands of years, where villages have been left abandoned after huge civil engineering projects, and where the farms of the future are taking hold in the landscape. It is packed with intriguing history, stunning nature and incredible views.
We hear how Amar was introduced to outdoor adventure after he became blind when he was 18. Climbing Yorkshire’s Three Peaks was his first major challenge so the scenery of North Yorkshire still means the world to him.
River Walks – a Nidderdale Adventure is on BBC Four at 7pm on Wednesday 15th July.