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See Scotland in stunning TV series

If you are wondering about a walking or cycling holiday in Scotland and you can’t decide where to go, you might be easily persuaded by a new Channel 5 series. The first programme in a four-part Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild was aired last night and revealed the stunning landscapes and wildlife of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The programme is available to watch on the Channel 5 On Demand app. Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild uses spectacular cinematography to capture the changing seasons of Scotland’s first national park. The documentary also features an array of Scottish wildlife including golden eagles, black grouse, red deer, ospreys and mountain hares. The first episode, narrated by John Hannah, focused on the season of spring and offered a rare glimpse into the lives of secretive species such as black grouse, which are filmed fighting for the right to mate in a spectacular dance called the “lek”. Viewers also saw how harsh weather conditions force heavily pregnant red deer down from the mountains into the shelter of the glens. We'll not tell you anymore so you can enjoy the programme for yourself! Tigress Productions worked with rangers from Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park to gain insider knowledge for the series. The four programmes reveal a year in the life of the park. Simon Jones, director of Conservation and Visitor Operations at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, said: “Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is blessed with jaw-dropping landscapes that are home to some of the country’s finest wildlife. “We are thrilled that more people will get a fascinating insight into a world our rangers are fortunate enough to see on a regular basis.” Last year, it was announced that Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park was launching Wild Park 2020. The nature conservation action plan includes more than 90 projects dedicated to protecting landscapes and species. Work has already started to deliver some of the key projects including red squirrel and black grouse conservation, mountain bog restoration, reduction of invasive non-native plants and the creation of the largest native woodland in Scotland. See the first of the weekly four-part series Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild on C5 On Demand and be inspired!
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