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Castle Howard

15 - 18 August 2019

The National Trust Theatre

The National Trust Theatre

Caring for the countryside and you

This is the first Countryfile Live at Castle Howard and we wanted to explore a big theme relevant to us all – how can we look after the countryside and nature better so the countryside can look after us? 

In a nutshell, how can nature improve our sense of wellbeing?

The National Trust Theatre will be hosting a packed schedule of debates and welcoming some famous faces, including Ray Mears, Polar explorer Dwayne Fields, Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell, TV presenter Lizzie Daly and the Paralympian athlete Hannah Cockroft.

On Thursday, we ask the provocative question: ‘Are we loving the countryside to death?’ and canvass the views of nature expert Ray Mears. 

On Friday we focus on farming and nature and the highly topical issue of climate change in our world today. We also meet farmer and presenter JB Gill. 

On Saturday, our focus is on the future, specifically on engaging children with nature, with Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell and young nature blogger Findley Wilde.

Finally, on Sunday, we talk health, well-being and nature with biologist Lizzie Daly, Paralympian Hannah Cockroft and explorer Dwayne Fields.  

Booking for the National Trust Theatre will be open shortly.

Line up correct at time of publication and subject to change.


In association with

We are the country’s largest conservation charity and we look after many extraordinary places and landscapes, hundreds of miles of coastline, countryside, rivers and woodland across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

We been going for nearly 125 years and we have always cared passionately about the importance of green spaces and countryside and the joy they can bring to people. We want to create a healthier, more beautiful natural environment that is rich in wildlife, good for people, and offers visitors extraordinary experiences in nature.

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