We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here
Episode 1247 Countryfile Winter Special

Episode 1247 Countryfile Winter Special

not currently available
Add this to your watchlist to find out when it is available via broadcast or catch-up.


December and January (so far) have been cruel months for great chunks of Britain, with lives and homes ruined by storms and flooding. But Countryfile is here to take a more benevolent look at a season that can both ravage and enchant, with a winter special.

Ellie Harrison wraps up warm to wander the Cairngorms looking for wildlife that is hardy enough to survive the ravages of extreme cold and weather, while Adam Henson examines coastal storms – not their destructive power, but the unexpected bounty that they can sometimes leave behind for beachcombers. And landscape artist Andy Goldsworthy explains why winter is so rich in imagery and creates a special artwork for the programme.


The team celebrates the countryside during the harshest of seasons, with Ellie Harrison canoeing around a loch in the Cairngorms in search of hardy wildlife. Julia Bradbury is joined in the Chilterns by weatherman John Hammond, who explains the reason for the UK's winters, Adam Henson finds out how the coastal storms often leave behind a special kind of treasure for beachcombers and Matt Baker discovers how farmers manage to bring in the harvest. Finally, landscape artist Andy Goldsworthy explains why the season has so much to offer him in his work and creates a piece especially for the programme.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Julia Bradbury
Presenter Matt Baker
Presenter Adam Henson
Presenter Tom Heap
Presenter Ellie Harrison
Contributor John Hammond
Contributor Andy Goldsworthy
Executive Editor William Lyons
Series Producer Teresa Bogan
see more


Have Your Say What did you think of Countryfile Winter Special?

view all comments (0)