The Secret Life of a Forest

Program Overview

4 x 60 min


ITN Productions


Channel 5 (UK)

International Sales

The Secret Life of a Forest is a spectacular tribute to Kielder Forest—England’s largest woodland—as it changes with the seasons. From a carpet of bluebells in spring to glorious falling leaves in autumn, it’s an ode to the sweeping landscape, rare wildlife, and fascinating characters who live and work here.

Every episode charts the course of a different season, and brings us face to face with cheeky otters, roe deer, and migrating osprey. And as we explore Kielder’s ancient settlements, legends, and hunting heritage, time-lapse footage unveils the lyrical beauty of its constant transformation.