Countryfile film in the New Forest


BBC Countryfile's episode, that aired on Sunday 10 July 2022 saw the team filming in and around the New Forest. New Forest District Council’s Film:New Forest office helped them to secure perfect filming locations.

Titled 'A Rural Welcome', the episode saw Matt Baker and Margherita Taylor discover how the New Forest community has come together to help Ukrainian refugees.

Margherita met a mother and daughter who have fled the war and found sanctuary in the area, while Matt lent a hand to a group of volunteers collecting and packing humanitarian aid to send to Ukraine.

The team behind the production initially contacted Film:New Forest to enquire about filming the episode and what would and would not be possible in the chosen locations; in particular they were concerned about ensuring the correct protocols were followed to obtain the general visual shots of the open forest.

Film:New Forest helped the Countryfile team to identify the best areas for filming and ensure that the production had the correct permissions from the various public and private land owners which also included Forestry England.

The episode can be watched on the BBC iPlayer by clicking on the button below.