Griff Rhys Jones scales Severn Bridge

South Wales Argus: ADVENTURE: Griff Rhys Jones scaling the Severn bridge as part of his programme exploring the Welsh landscape ADVENTURE: Griff Rhys Jones scaling the Severn bridge as part of his programme exploring the Welsh landscape

COMEDIAN Griff Rhys Jones' adventure took him to the top of the Severn Bridge and on a canoe ride down the River Wye.

The Welsh presenter, famous for being half of a double act with Mel Smith, has embarked on 'A Great Welsh Adventure' as part of an ITV production to showcase the Welsh landscape. Episode seven titled 'Border' which will be broadcast on February 17, will see him scale the top of the Severn Bridge and travel to Chepstow Castle.

He said: "I’m setting out on a personal odyssey, you see I was born in Wales but brought up in Essex and now I’m coming back. I want to get to grips with a wonderful, magical, remarkable country – Wales.”

Mr Jones' journey begins at an old ferry crossing near Bristol which was the main method of getting to Wales it was replaced in 1966 by the Severn Bridge.  Here he joined the maintenance crew in a walk along the bridge to check the wires.

In Chepstow he takes Welsh lessons and learns the words to the Welsh National Anthem. He then paddles up the River Wye with a group of canoeists where he gets the best views of Chepstow Castle and learns more about Tintern Abbey.

The adventurer has already visited other parts of Wales including Snowdonia, the Gower, Pembrokeshire, Anglesey, Mid Wales, Conwy and Brecon.

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8:16am Thu 20 Feb 14

Sallytring says...

Broadcast on Feb 17, 3 days ago!
Broadcast on Feb 17, 3 days ago! Sallytring
  • Score: 7

8:30am Thu 20 Feb 14

scraptheWAG says...

it should be called the bridge into poverty
it should be called the bridge into poverty scraptheWAG
  • Score: -10

8:52am Thu 20 Feb 14

Walter Devereux says...

I like the description of the Aust ferry which "many years ago was used to transport people to Wales", as if it was some sort of penal transport! We know what a ferry is, and usually they are bi-directional!
I like the description of the Aust ferry which "many years ago was used to transport people to Wales", as if it was some sort of penal transport! We know what a ferry is, and usually they are bi-directional! Walter Devereux
  • Score: 6

12:58pm Thu 20 Feb 14

ian--c says...

In Chepstow he takes Welsh lessons ?

i live in chepstow and i don't know anybody who speaks this prehistoric language
In Chepstow he takes Welsh lessons ? i live in chepstow and i don't know anybody who speaks this prehistoric language ian--c
  • Score: 0

2:37pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Jack Land says...

"Episode seven titled 'Border' which will be broadcast on February 17"

That's three days ago. Good one argus!
"Episode seven titled 'Border' which will be broadcast on February 17" That's three days ago. Good one argus! Jack Land
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8:25pm Thu 20 Feb 14

scraptheWAG says...

ian--c wrote:
In Chepstow he takes Welsh lessons ?

i live in chepstow and i don't know anybody who speaks this prehistoric language
well millions are taken from the welsh budgets to pay for it all
[quote][p][bold]ian--c[/bold] wrote: In Chepstow he takes Welsh lessons ? i live in chepstow and i don't know anybody who speaks this prehistoric language[/p][/quote]well millions are taken from the welsh budgets to pay for it all scraptheWAG
  • Score: -2

12:06pm Fri 21 Feb 14

varteg1 says...

I quite like Griff, but why is this news?

Unless of course he will do a Tom Daley once at the highest point. Now that would be a worthwhile watch.
I quite like Griff, but why is this news? Unless of course he will do a Tom Daley once at the highest point. Now that would be a worthwhile watch. varteg1
  • Score: -1

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