An English Forest – Feature

The sounds and stories of a forest on a remote hill in Northumberland. Planted only 30 years ago, the forest has encouraged flora and fauna to flourish. But what effect has it had on the humans that interact with it?

Speaking to the last shepherd to work the moor, a deerstalker who now roams the forest, and an academic with research in the concept of ‘rewilding’, this programme explores the forest and the effect it has on the human spirit.

(The painting referenced in the programme is ‘Der Chasseur’ by the German romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, which demonstrates the nuanced relationship man has with the forest).

With thanks to Mike, Jimmy Robson and Dr Jamie Lorimer.

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