Countryfile - 05/06/2011
Countryfile heads to Northumberland where Julia Bradbury explores Kielder Water and Forest Park. It's home to northern Europe's largest man-made lake and England's largest forest. Julia examines how the wildlife of a massive forest like this is managed and discovers why it has become such a refuge for tawny owls, goshawks and red squirrels. On the water, Julia finds out about a catch-and-release policy that is helping the European stocks of migratory salmon and sea trout thrive. In the neighbouring county of Durham, Matt Baker returns to his childhood home of Easington to find out about Domesday Reloaded. It is an ambitious update of a 1986 BBC project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK. He takes a journey of discovery to reveal how some of the former mining towns of the county have been transformed into havens for wildlife. John Craven investigates why so many dairy farms are going out of business and asks whether the only way to survive is for farms to get bigger. On his Cotswold farm, Adam Henson is busy deciding which of his rams will make the grade for breeding.