Autumnwatch at Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

The BBC returned to Sherborne Park Estate for Autumnwatch at the end of October 2017. They came to see how, by working with our tenant farmers and partner organisations, we're showing how a working farmed landscape can also be home to a diverse range of wildlife.

BBC returns to Sherborne

What goes on at Sherborne?

Nature moments

Michaela talks Autumnwatch at Sherborne Park

Michaela Strachan tells us about why she loves catching up with the animal stars of Springwatch in the autumnal surroundings of Sherborne Park.


Build your own nest boxes

We use many different kinds of nest boxes to encourage wildlife on our Sherborne Estate where BBC Autumnwatch was filmed. Ranger Anna shows you how to do the same in your own homes and gardens.

Dormouse, Fyne Court, Somerset

Nail-biting nests 

The rangers at our special places are dedicated to improving habitats for wildlife. From installing nest boxes to monitoring roosts. Some animals, however, have their own ideas about where makes a good home...


Making safe spaces for stoats

After we spotted stoats scurrying in and out of an old dry stone wall on the Sherborne Park Estate, our team have been working hard to build a special new home for stoats, hedgehogs and other small creatures.


Love is in the air...

The annual deer rut at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire is always exciting but this year the mild weather is encouraging the bucks to take a more laid-back approach. Find out more in this film and get a glimpse of some of the antler-clashing action.


Discover the wonderful world of deadwood

Deadwood is a vital part of the ecosystem in our parks and countryside. It supports a wide range of wildlife, from fungi to invertebrates which then become a source of food for other species such as woodpeckers. Watch our video to find out more about this special habitat from our Rangers at the Sherborne Park Estate.

Swan on Derwentwater in the Lake District, Cumbria

Nature & wildlife 

As the UK's biggest land owner, we look after a lot of nature and wildlife. We strive to maintain our land as an environment that supports a rich diversity of life.

Explore the Cotswolds

Martin Hughes-Games, Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham and Gillian Burke


Find out more about Autumnwatch, see extra clips and photos on the BBC website.

A deer stands in front of Low Park holiday cottage in Yorkshire

Go on a wildlife break 

Book a holiday with us and you could stay in some of the finest wildlife habitats in the UK. Whether you’d like to spot seals on the coast or take a stroll through a deer park, these holiday cottages make great bases for wildlife adventures.


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