The Lake District is the largest national park in England; it’s an area of outstanding natural beauty and a place of peaceful tranquility – what better way to spend a Friday night than marveling at its serenity.
Using a huge range of photographic techniques, The Lake District: A Wild Year, the documentary brings the quiet land to life, revealing the extraordinary transformation of the area throughout a year and an insight into the wildlife and people who have made the park their home.
In a fashion similar to 24 Hours in A&E, fixed cameras have been placed across the area capturing the change in the scenery. Changes that would take weeks and normally go unnoticed, now appear to happen in a matter of seconds. As ice melts and the hints of winter leave, the first signs of life and spring shine through and the surrounding inhabitants change with it.
As the Lake District comes to life, lambs are born, baby slugs hatch and jumping spiders hunt among the rocks. But animals aren’t the only ones that can be seen roaming the land, climbers head out to rescue trapped sheep on a rocky ledge, tourists brace the April showers to experience the breathtaking views and thousands of people take to the water’s edge for the biggest swimming event in Europe.
The Lake District: A Wild Year, Friday, 9pm – BBC Two