Thursday was filming day and what a day it was too, with glorious sunshine, a stunning location and two fabulous oak trees to climb! ITV Presenter Lori Carnochan and cameraman Steve Little made us feel right at home as they shot all kinds of sequences – I had no idea filming was so complicated! – for a feature piece on ITV’s Border Life about exciting new adventures, up trees of course, at Bowhill House and Estate near Selkirk in the beautiful Scottish Borders.
We were filmed kitting up Lori with harness and helmet and then guiding her as she climbed up the modest 15m oak tree right there on the edge of the great terraced lawn at Bowhill House – what a place for a mini Wild Tree Adventure!
Then it was to our favourite tree, the giant 200 year-old oak, and an interview at nearly 20m up as Lori adventured up to the top of her line. And it sure was wonderful to see how exhilarated she was at being so high up, at having topped out, and also at being happily immersed within the great green canopy with its soothing whispering of the leaves and the gentle hum of hoverflies. All too soon it was time to descend, with a few stops for different takes, to arrive back to earth in time for a late lunch and to present Lori with her Wild Tree Adventures certificate.
What a great day and I am excited to see the final piece next month, we’ll keep you posted when it will come out. And you too can climb this great tree so Book Now!