Winterwatch at Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

The BBC will be returning to the Sherborne Park Estate in late January 2018.

When is Winterwatch on?

Having been home to BBC Springwatch and Autumnwatch this year, the BBC team will be returning for Winterwatch, which will be based at the Sherborne Park Estate in January 2018. 

Thanks to work with our tenant farmers and partner organisations the estate is home to a diverse range of wildlife, which will be featured in the show. 

Winterwatch will be broadcast on BBC Two from 29 January to 1 February.


Take a winter walk around Sherborne

Join our Countryside Manager, Simon, on a snowy wildlife walk around 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.


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.


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.

Wicken Fen - Konik ponies and horses in frost

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.

Belted galloway cows with calves in field

Conservation grazing 

Ever wanted to find out more about our herd of Belted Galloway's....

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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