In this series Television's original survivalist, Ray Mears takes us on an incredible journey, travelling the length and breadth of Great Britain, with each episode themed around a different habitat to discover some of the varied landscapes and fascinating wildlife that these islands have to offer. From the dramatic heather moorlands of the Peak District, to the beautiful North Norfolk Shingle Shore and the quintessential British Hay meadow, Ray reveals the hidden world that lives just beyond our doorstep. Sharing his knowledge of field, craft and passion for British wildlife, Ray shows us how to decode the landscape.
Deciduous Forest The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire is one of the few remaining ancient forests in England. It's Spring and the forest floor is carpeted with bluebells and Ray's - favourite woodland creature - the hazel dormouse - is emerging from hibernation. Shingle Shore Britain's bird-watching capital the beautiful North Norfolk coast where Ray explores the shingle spit that attracts grey and common seals, nesting sand martins and natterjack toads. Breckland One of the country's least known habitats 'The Breckland' in East Anglia - home of the rare Stone Curlew. Heather Moorlands and Uplands One of the best-loved spectacles in the British countryside - the mighty Peak District - where Ray discovers short-eared owls and great-crested newts. Wetlands Ray travels to the beautiful Somerset Levels to explore the atmospheric waterways that are home to otters and an important breeding ground for herons. Haymeadow Ray visits the quintessential British habitat - the beautiful hay meadow. Ray reveals the vital link between this precious habitat and some of our most glorious wildlife from bees to Barn owls.