The programme was announced this week for the Bath Festival (May 17-26). Contributors include…
Mariella Frostrup, whose latest book, Wild Women, is an anthology of women’s travel writing through the ages;
Monisha Rajesh, author of Around the World in 80 Trains;
Ranulph Fiennes, the explorer, who with Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Guides, and Jonathan Lorie, author of The Travel Writer’s Way, will be discussing travel on the road and on the page;
Neil Oliver, archaeologist, writer and broadcaster, whose latest book is The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places;
Raynor Winn, who, having lost her home, walked the 630 miles of the South West Coast Path with her terminally ill husband, a journey recounted in The Salt Path;
and two of the team behind Planet Earth and Blue Planet, Alastair Fothergill, the director, and Keith Scholey, the producer, who will be talking about their new Netflix series Our Planet. Voiced by Sir David Attenborough and due to begin in April, it “showcases the planet’s most precious species and fragile habitats”.