Through the year at Danecroft – a hidden cottage and its land, in Stowmarket Suffolk.
The following videos are part of a special Walks and Wanders series, filmed in collaboration with Steve and Judith Thompson, the owners of Danecroft, who manage their land in a way that provides habitat for wildlife.
Episode 1: The Hidden Gem
Judith introduces the land and shares stories of snakes, otters and owls.
Episode 2: The Journey
Steve builds a Shepherds Hut and Judith explains the Stow Stories project.
Episode 3: Tales of the Riverbank
The river floods across the land, and exploring Danecroft’s private woodland.
Episode 4: Stack the Brash
Basket Making history and winter woodland management.
Episode 5: Badgers, Boxes and Blooms
Wildlife camera reveals the nightlife, installing owl and bird boxes, and the snowdrops appear.
Episode 6: Stowmarket Springwatch!
Move over Chris Packham! Stowmarket has it’s own Springwatch team!
Episode 7: A trip down memory lane!
Judith and Steve welcome a couple of special visitors who share their childhood memories of Danecroft and the surrounding area.
Episode 8: Beating the Bounds
Judith and Don go on a short history walk of the area around Danecroft.
Episode 9 : 2,021 snowdrops for 2021!
Judith and Steve donate 2,021 snowdrop bulbs to the town of Stowmarket.
Episode 10: Ecology Students visit Danecroft
Students from Suffolk University examine the River Rat at Danecroft.