The Swimmer presented by River Waveney Trust

The Swimmer presented by River Waveney Trust

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Roger Deakin wrote the nature writing classics ‘Waterlog’, ‘Wildwood’ and ‘Notes From Walnut Tree Farm’. But before he painstakingly restored his ancient farmhouse on the edge of Mellis common in Suffolk, he was also a maverick adman and seller of stripped-pine furniture. Later he became an inspirational teacher, filmmaker, music promoter and eco-warrior. Today, he lives on as the patron saint of wild swimming.

Patrick brings alive this great romantic in an illustrated talk and tells stories of Roger and his generation – arguably the most distinctive that ever lived.

Patrick Barkham is an award-winning author and natural history writer for the Guardian. His books include ‘The Butterfly Isles’, ‘Badgerlands’, ‘Islander’ and ‘Wild Child’. He is President of Norfolk Wildlife Trust and lives in Norfolk with his family.