Monday, 21 January 2013

The BBC join us at Aira Force

At the start of the month we received the exciting news that the BBC was wanting to film some of our work at Aira Force. It transpired that their researchers had recently come across our blog and thought they'd like to film us for a new five part programme called "The Great British Winter".

So a work party was arranged for the Fix the Fells volunteers to come and help us finish off the landscaping, and we also started work on a section of gravelled path.

The BBC filming some of the volunteeers in action

On the day of filming John Pring the Lead Ranger stepped in for the interview with Ellie Harrison (who also presents on BBC's Countryfile) and explained all about Aira Force and the things we get up to in the wintertime.

The series travels around the country including pieces from RSPB Leighton Moss, The Cairngorms, The Shetland Islands and more features from The Lakes.

"The Great British Winter" will be aired the week beginning 4th March on BBC2.