A Year in the Wild

Series 1 - 3. Cairngorms - A Year in the Wild

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

On this enchanting odyssey into the red granite heart of the bleakly lovely Cairngorms – at their best and most glorious in the snow – we visit a painter, go on a grouse-flushing expedition, watch fearless types dig themselves a snow hole (the mountains are deadly cold and treacherous in winter), and stand up to the knees in the bubbling, champagne-fresh River Dee with redoubtable 91-year-old “Mrs C” on her annual fishing trip with her favourite ghillie.

About this programme

3/3. A tour of Britain's largest national park, a land of extremes in the heart of the Highlands, where a diverse range of wildlife including golden eagles, ptarmigan, capercaillie, red deer and crested tits can be found. The programme explores the area through the eyes of people who live and work there, including a mountain guide, an artist, a gamekeeper and a nature writer. Narrated by Hermione Norris. Last in the series.

Cast and crew


Hermione Norris


Executive Producer
Tim Martin
Andrew Murray
Ingrid Kvale