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19/02/2012

In this special edition of Countryfile, Ellie Harrison looks back at the best of wild Britain: its wild landscapes, its wild water and its wild life. It is another chance to follow Matt Baker as he witnesses one of the rarest sights in nature in the glens of Perthshire; to travel with Julia Bradbury along the wild river Wye to the birthplace of tourism; and to hit the icy heights with Katie Knapman as she braves the slopes on her first ever ice climb.

Ellie Harrison is in Ennerdale, in the far north west of the Lake District, where they are taking a new approach to conservation. She hears from the people letting nature be, leaving rivers to meander where they will and letting trees lie where they fall. Ellie joins the orienteers enjoying this new found open space, meets the cattle doing their bit for conservation and plants a juniper tree or two. And she discovers the work of a long-lost Lakeland poet, a man whose life and work was shaped by Ennerdale but whose name was all but forgotten - until now.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 27 Feb 2012 00:30
BBC One Northern Ireland only

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterEllie Harrison
PresenterEllie Harrison
PresenterMatt Baker
PresenterMatt Baker
PresenterJulia Bradbury
PresenterJulia Bradbury
PresenterKatie Knapman
PresenterKatie Knapman
Series ProducerTeresa Bogan
Series ProducerTeresa Bogan

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