Wild Isles filming locations: BBC confirm wildlife spots seen in David Attenborough’s new series - episode 2

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
In episode 2 of Wild Isles, viewers are treated to a collage of breathtaking scenery - do you recognise the filming location?

Wild Isles is a rural homage to the islands of Britain and Ireland and unlike much of Sir David Attenborough’s work with the BBC, filming locations for the show could be within-sight. The show follows the legendary broadcaster as he reveals a host of spectacular animals living in our woodlands.

In the latest episode of Wild Isles, viewers are treated to a collage of breathtaking scenery and some pretty cute creatures for company. From wild boars to golden eagles, the show continues to uncover all kinds of wildlife under-threat from a lack of foresting.

Filmed on over 200 shoots over three years, the Wild Isles crew have toured our domestic isles looking for breathtaking footage. Here’s a list of the filming locations for episode 2.

Wild Isles filming locations 

Episode 2

  • Golden eagle: Cairngorms
  • Robins & wild boar: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire / Wales
  • The flowering forest: Chichester
  • Capercaillie: Cairngorms, Scotland
  • Wood ants: Buckinghamshire
Roe deerRoe deer
Roe deer | BBC
  • Roe deer: Woking
  • Purple emperors: Sussex
  • Slug mating: Dartmoor
  • Red squirrels: Scotland
  • Honey buzzard: New Forest, Hampshire
  • Fallow deer: Sussex, Cheshire
  • Autumn forest & fungi: Somerset, Scotland, Suffolk
  • Starling murmuration: Bodmin Moor

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.