Danecroft Diaries

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.

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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.