Farne Islands wardens set off for annual stay


Sir David Attenborough said there were very few places on earth he would rather be than Northumberland's Farne Islands in Spring.

They will soon be home to tens of thousands of breeding seabirds and seals.

But this spring they will also be home to a cargo ship, the MV Danio, which has run aground loaded with timber, causing alarm among conservationists.

An attempt to refloat the ship is planned while wardens from the National Trust, which owns the islands, are due to set off for their annual stay on the islands.

Chief Reporter Chris Stewart joined them.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.