News from Leo Walmsley for January 2013

  • The BBC join us at Aira Force

    09:54 21 January 2013
    By Ade Mills, Pete Entwistle, Leo Walmsley

    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 "British Winter Up-Close".

    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.

    "British Winter Up-Close" will be aired the week beginning 18th February on BBC2