Everyone’s favourite castaway, Ben Fogle, is returning to the island he calls his ‘happy place’ in the New Year.
Ben is bringing his Tales from the Wilderness tour to Luskentyre beach on January 4th, during a stint as a training partner for Antarctic ice-swimmer Lewis Pugh.
It’s 20 years since Ben was one of a group left to fend for themselves on Taransay, for the Millenium BBC TV series Castaway.
Since then he’s become a household name and undertaken numerous challenges, mostly for charity. He has climbed Everest, run across the Sahara desert and competed in an Atlantic rowing race, becoming a regular on adventure and wildlife shows
Now he’s taking inspiring and incredible tales of Ben's Adventures and Expeditions around Britain in an evening of storytelling and adventure.
On Monday he tweeted that he was planning to give a free, wild, rugged and windy performance of the show live from the beach at Luskentyre, on Saturday January 4th at 11.30am. He’s asked people to come along, bringing a mug and pledging that he will supply the whisky.
Ben’s invitation especially asks people to share cars to reduce the carbon footprint of the event and has also asked that people don’t bring any plastic to the beach.
The event includes a chance to take a New Year dip in the sea with Ben and with Lewis Pugh, who is training in the Hebrides ahead of his Antarctic 2020 Challenge.