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Oxon Thames Path Wildlife

Ellie Harrison travels along the Thames, trying her hand at double sculls with one of Britain's top young rowers and discovering rare orchids at Hartslock.

Ellie Harrison goes on a journey along one of Britain's most famous rivers, the Thames. En route she tries her hand at double sculls with one of the UK's best young rowers, finds rare orchids at Hartslock and encounters controversy at Swinford's beautiful Georgian bridge. Journey's end is Rushey Lock near Faringdon, where she meets Graham Margeson, Thames lock keeper for 40 years.

Along the way Ellie also looks back on the best of the BBC's rural programmes.

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 May 2012 11:00


Role Contributor
Presenter Ellie Harrison
Producer Dick Sharman
Executive Producer Helen Foulkes