One year on from Storm Desmond, National Trust rangers in the Lake District are still fixing the damaged caused by floods that left the charity with facing a million pound clean-up bill – including £600,000 worth of uninsured damage.
August sees the first ever BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire which aims to celebrate all aspects of the British countryside.
The British coast and countryside are loved and admired around the world. But, behind the stunning scenery and breath-taking views, there are important questions and controversial issues affecting the future of rural Britain.
Close view of the Pennine Way path at Standedge on Marsden Moor showing cracks in the Moss beyond, seen under a stormy sky with the sun under dark clouds. Credit NT Images & Joe Cornish
A series of thought-provoking debates on the most important issues affecting rural Britain is scheduled over the course of the four days in the National Trust Theatre.
Presenters from the BBC’s Countryfile climbed into a sixteen foot “haystack” at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, to launch the first ever Countryfile Live, which is set to bring the best of the Great British countryside to the stunning stately home and grounds from 4th-7th August 2016.
BBC Countryfile presenters pose next to a sixteen foot haystack at Blenheim Palace to promote BBC Countryfile Live. Credit Tom Dulat
To launch a year of celebrations to mark the tercentenary of Lancelot (Capability) Brown’s birth, the National Trust is planting hundreds of trees back into several of his designed landscapes in its care.
Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust plants a Cedar of Lebanon at Croome in Worcestershire to mark the tercentary of one of the landscape gardening greats – Capability Brown. Credit James Dobson & NT Images