Read more about the article Landward episode 25 2022
Landward episode 25 2022

Landward episode 25 2022

Landward episode 25 2022: With the festive season fast approaching, Dougie visits a farm near Buchlyvie, in Stirlingshire, that has diversified from producing beef to growing Christmas trees. He lends a hand as people come along to cut their own trees. Elsewhere, Rosie is in Ullapool to help the community build this year’s creel Christmas tree, while Cammy visits young farmers taking part in the trial of an app that tracks low-level mental health.       Anne is near…

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Read more about the article Countryfile – Winter Wonders
Countryfile - Winter Wonders

Countryfile – Winter Wonders

Countryfile - Winter Wonders: Anita Rani is at the world-famous Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge, a centre of research and conservation founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1946, to discover some wonderful winter sights. Anita waits for one of the most magical moments in the Slimbridge calendar, the arrival of Bewick’s swans. Having flown all the way from Russia, these rarest and smallest of swans land here to spend the winter in warmer climes – a phenomenon known to…

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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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