Highlands & Islands

Winterwatch to focus on UK's largest national park

Michaela Strahcan
Image caption Michaela Strachan will be joined by Gillian Burke and Chris Packham on the show

The Cairngorms will be the focus of BBC Two's Winterwatch programme, which starts later on Tuesday.

Presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke will host the programmes from the UK's largest national park.

This year, Springwatch and Autumnwatch will also be based in the Cairngorms.

The Winterwatch team will be based at The Dell of Abernethy, a lodge built in 1780 on the edge of the Abernethy Caledonian pine forest.

Image caption The Winterwatch team at The Dell of Abernethy

The show will explore winter's effects on wildlife and habitats and feature Cairngorms Connect, the UK's largest landscape-scale conservation project.

On the new series of Winterwatch, Strachan said: "It is a feel-good, warm programme full of wildlife."

Packham added: "One of the things that Winterwatch and Springwatch achieve is to engage people with the wildlife in their backyards."

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