Conservation

Stories

5th July 2022

Spending lockdown alone in the New Forest canopy

In spring and summer 2020, as lockdown stifled human life, wildlife filmmaker James Aldred found himself alone in a New Forest hide filming nesting goshawks. Goshawk Summer recounts those strange, wondrous weeks watching the natural world unfurl into the space vacated human activity. We asked him about that time, at once teeming and devoid of life.

Authors

David Lyons

David Lyons

David Lyons works in communications for Tomorrow's Cities, a global research programme into reducing disaster risk for underserved communities in growing cities. Three years living on the Hebridean island of Coll in his 20s cemented David's love of the outdoors, and he tries to balance his urban-focussed job with as many surfing, climbing and cycling adventures as possible.

Sam Firman

Sam Firman

Sam is the Adventure Uncovered Editor. He's a freelance writer interested in outdoor culture, geography and social issues. He recently moved from the UK to Vancouver, for more mountain time, and spends much of his spare time sliding on snow and climbing on rocks.

Catherine Edsell

Catherine Edsell

Catherine Edsell FRGS is an adventurer, conservationist and global expedition leader with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Having worked in some of the remotest areas of the planet, she recognises the importance of grassroots conservation, and has worked alongside some of the world’s most pioneering biodiversity scientists in an effort to further our understanding of the natural world. Alongside running her own expedition company, encouraging women to step into the wild, she is a published author, yoga teacher, PADI Divemaster, TEDx London speaker and an ambassador for EHRA supporting the endangered desert adapted elephants of Namibia.

Events

Durdle Door Wild Swim

2nd September 2017
Durdle Door, England