BBC’s Countryfile programme to feature the Ashdown Forest

The Ashdown Forest will feature on BBC1 Countryfile this Sunday (20th).

Matt Baker and Ellie Harrison meet members of the conservation team and learn more about the landscape that inspired AA Milne.

Ashdown-Forest-Panorama

Pamorama (click to enlarge)

Matt Baker meets Conservation Officer, Steve Alton, who describes how lowland heathland is an important habitat for many wildlife species, in particular the Nightjar and Dartford Warbler. Matt is then introduced to grazing officer and her Exmoor ponies to learn how important grazing is for maintaining this precious heathland habitat

The programme starts at 6.45pm.  If you miss the broadcast you can catch-it on the iPlayer for 30 days.

Cotchford Farm, the home of AA milne and his family, and another famous resident, Brian Jones founder member of The Rolling Stones, is currently on the market with a guide price of £2million.

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John Craven came to the forest to mark the eightieth birthday of a bear of very little brain in 2006.  During the programme a decade ago there was a feature about traffic collisions with deer.

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