Read more about the article Landward episode 23 2022
Landward episode 23 2022

Landward episode 23 2022

Landward episode 23 2022: The team investigate the effects of climate change and how extremes in weather are dealt with. Dougie is in the Great Glen in the hills above Loch Ness to find out how foresters future-proof tree plantations from storm events. He sees how the forest is cleared to avoid destruction caused by wind blow. Near Ballater in the north east, Shahbaz captures the aftermath of the recent floods by focusing on three bridges along the river Dee…

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Landward episode 23 2022

Landward episode 23 2022

Landward episode 23 2022: Dougie and the team make the 100-mile journey from the mainland out into the Atlantic to discover St Kilda, Britain’s remotest and wildest islands. Dougie takes a walk up the highest sea cliffs in Britain and gets a bird’s-eye view of the geology and ecology. He hears worrying evidence that the world-renowned seabirds’ colonies are now facing an uncertain future due to climate change.       Elsewhere, Anne follows the last islanders, discovering why these…

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Read more about the article Countryfile – Inclusive Farming
Countryfile - Inclusive Farming

Countryfile – Inclusive Farming

Countryfile - Inclusive Farming: Matt Baker rolls up his sleeves to help out on a remarkable smallholding in Bedfordshire. Farmer Mike Duxbury lost his sight at the age of six due to glaucoma, but that didn’t stop him from achieving his dream to farm. Touch and sound enable him to navigate the farm and take on anything that needs doing, from checking livestock to wielding power tools to build animal enclosures. And Mike is determined to inspire young people with…

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Read more about the article Countryfile – Plant Britain Finale
Countryfile - Plant Britain Finale

Countryfile – Plant Britain Finale

Countryfile - Plant Britain Finale: As Countryfile’s Plant Britain initiative to plant three-quarters of a million trees across the UK reaches its climax, John Craven and Ellie Harrison are at the Countryfile wood in Cheshire. Planting here began just two years ago, but John and Ellie discover how the saplings are already helping nature. Ellie also checks out the positive impact trees have on the planet, from seed to deadwood. Charlotte Smith finds out how community gardens are changing lives…

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Read more about the article Landward episode 22 2022
Landward episode 22 2022

Landward episode 22 2022

Landward episode 22 2022: In this episode, Dougie visits a farm near Beauly that is taking a regenerative approach to livestock farming. He meets a couple inspired by time spent in Kenya, who move their sheep and cattle around the land regularly to graze. Elsewhere, Anne is in a forest in South Lanarkshire where she gets to grips with the ancient woodland skill of coppicing, and Rosie makes an early start to count pink-footed geese taking off at Montrose Basin.…

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