Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild – Channel 5

New Lives In the Wild - S8 EP1 - Bulgaria

Ben Fogle meets more people who have moved to remote locations in a new series, beginning with a couple living as nomads in Bulgaria

The adventurer meets more people who have moved to remote locations, beginning with a couple living as nomads in Bulgaria

More tales of escaping the rat race as Ben Fogle meets Miriam and Peter (pictured above with Ben), two pretty extraordinary former teachers.

He finds them in the forests of the Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria – but there’s no need for Ben to unpack, because this pair are on a journey, trekking through south eastern Europe with everything they own on their backs.


Ben Fogle New Lives in the Wild S8 ep1

Ben watches Miriam attempt to catch supper with her bow and arrow

The couple walked the length of New Zealand in 2016 and loved their new life in the wilderness, foraging for food and walking up to 25km a day.

Ben discovers why Miriam and Peter choose to live in this unique way, and finds out how they cope with anything and everything nature has to throw at them.

TV Times rating: ***

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