Countryfile’s Wolds focus

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THE WOLDS are to feature as part of a special focus on BBC’s Countryfile programme this weekend.

Wildlife artist Robert Fuller and Kiplingcotes Derby are among local features to be included.

Television crews from the popular countryside programme spent two days last week filming at special locations across the area.

“They spent the day looking for wildlife on the Wolds with me,” said former Woldgate pupil Robert Fuller, whose gallery is in Thixendale.

“They wanted to find out how I get inspiration for my paintings.

“I took them to see some hares, barn owls and a curious wildlife bridge near the Derwent River where I have been watching animals and birds as they cross a tributary stream.

“It was great fun and I think the presenter Julia Bradbury was impressed by how beautiful the Wolds are.”

The programme will be screened at 7pm on Sunday, 3 April.