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Hamsterley Forest

Brett Westwood relives programmes from the archives. This episode from 1991 sees Michael Scott in Hamsterley Forest with botanist David Bellamy and head ranger Brian Walker.

Brett Westwood relives programmes from The Living World archives. In this episode from 1991 Michael Scott travels to Country Durham where in Hamsterley Forest he meets botanist David Bellamy and Head Ranger Brian Walker on a tour of the area.

A combination of careful management and a degree of good luck have turned Hamsterley Forest, Co Durham, into a haven for wildlife. Along with almost 100 different varieties of tree, ferns, and other fascinating plants, the wood pasture and meadows provide ideal habitats for birds like the crossbill, siskin, curlew and nightjar.

Producer Andrew Dawes.

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Sun 1 Oct 2017 06:35


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