Winterwatch goes wild and heads for the Highlands
VIEWERS of Winterwatch will be transported directly into the habitats of one of the wildest places in the UK, when the BBC team relocates to the Cairngorms.
In a contrast to the rolling countryside of the Cotswolds, where the show was based this year, producers are hoping to capture the residents of Scotland’s mountains, forests, rivers and lochs.
Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke, the presenters, will host the next series of the show in the depths of winter in one of the toughest places in the country for animals.
Rosemary Edwards, the executive producer, told The Sunday Telegraph: “A lot of people don’t know how wild parts of Scotland are, and to me this is one of the wildest places you can visit in the UK. It’s so remote, it’s in the mountainous region, surrounded by the largest amount of pine forests dating back almost to the Ice Age. The landscape is epic.”
The team will start planning meetings tomorrow and will begin filming in late December.