50 Best UK Wildlife & Nature Podcasts
UK Wildlife & Nature Podcasts
Here are 50 Best UK Wildlife & Nature Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. The Countryside Hour
Farmer and nature lover Chris Skinner shares wildlife recordings and answers questions.
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Play⋅ 64.5K⋅ 75.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 54 min ⋅ Jan 2016 Get Email Contact
2. UK Wildlife
Neil Phillips author of UK Wildlife is an Environmental Educator, Wildlife Photographer Naturalist. Read about UK wildlife News, photos, links, and posts from his blog.
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Play⋅ 6.7K⋅ 7.1K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 32 min ⋅ Nov 2019 Get Email Contact
3. Open Country
London, England, UK
Countryside magazine featuring the people and wildlife that shape the landscape of the British Isles
Play⋅ 916K⋅ 539.1K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 26 min ⋅ Sep 2010 Get Email Contact
4. Nature's a Hoot
Llandovery, Wales, UK
This is the wildlife podcast brought to you by the Hawk Conservancy Trust. In each episode, we'll talk about all things 'nature' from beetles and butterflies to badgers, bats, and barns owls! Learn more about vital conservation projects, and pick up some helpful tips on what we can all do to help the wildlife we find in our back gardens and beyond.
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Play⋅ 33.6K⋅ 11.5K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 45 min ⋅ Jul 2020 Get Email Contact
5. Into The Wild
London, England, UK
A weekly podcast series dedicated to wildlife & nature where host Ryan Dalton chats to experts in the field of natural science. Discussing everything from facts of individual species to more complex conservation topics. You need to look no further for your wildlife updates. Also featuring a monthly side series about plants, trees & fungi called into The Foliage with co-host Janet Garner
Play⋅ 2.6K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 56 min ⋅ Mar 2020 Get Email Contact
6. The Bearded Tit's Podcast
The Podcast for nature nuts from wildlife cameraman Jack Perks. Jack interviews presenters, artists, scientists, and conservationists giving a light-hearted look into their specialisms, stories, and backgrounds seeing what drives people to become so utterly fascinated by the natural world.
Play⋅ 954⋅ 717 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 40 min ⋅ Mar 2020 Get Email Contact
7. Big Cat Conversations
The People's Podcast on Big Cat encounters in Britain. In each episode Rick Minter discusses big cat sightings with different witnesses, finding out what they saw or sensed, how they felt, and how these cases fit a bigger picture.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 69 min ⋅ Aug 2019 Get Email Contact
Vauxhall, London, UK
Trustee and ecologist Steve Roe talk to the experts as well as local heroes to bring you the stories from the bat conservation movement. Designed for both Bat Conservation Trust members and the wider bat conservation community, Series 2 had episodes released every second Wednesday from autumn 2020 all the way through to the spring of 2021.
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Play⋅ 123.9K⋅ 56.4K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Oct 2019 Get Email Contact
9. Drunk on Porpoise
A wildlife podcast set on not taking itself too seriously. I get a bit too drunk, and a bit too passionate about my favorite subject: wildlife and the environment.
Play⋅ 245 ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 43 min ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact
London, England, UK
Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people for a walk through the countryside.
Play⋅ 916K⋅ 539.1K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 25 min ⋅ Sep 2002 Get Email Contact
11. Into The Wilderness with Byron Pace
This podcast aims to bring impactful, entertaining, and insightful conversations from a global array of guests. Some famous, some you won't have heard of. From famous explorers to renowned scientists and just good people, all have a story to tell which we can take something from. Topics are wide-ranging, with a backbone centered on conservation, including hunting, fishing, expeditions, environmental and wildlife management. This is a podcast for everyone who enjoys the great outdoors in any form.
Play⋅ 778 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 56 min ⋅ Sep 2015 Get Email Contact
12. Prompted by Nature
Brighton, England, UK
The Prompted by Nature podcast is a series of interviews punctuated by meditations and writing prompts inspired by each conversation. It explores the connection between nature and creativity through story-telling.
Play⋅ 176 ⋅5 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 41 min ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
13. Tree Lady Talks
Takeley, England, UK
The Tree Lady, Sharon Durdant-Hollamby, Vice-President of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. talks all things trees, nature, and well-being to fascinating people from all walks of life.
Play⋅ 155⋅ 1.3K ⋅4 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 31 min ⋅ Jul 2020 Get Email Contact
14. BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Podcast
Join the team from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine as we share lively conversations about all things gardening. We'll be exploring growing for health and for wildlife, success with homegrown food and flowers, making a thriving garden for you and your family to enjoy, plus how to green up your indoors, and much more. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or are just setting out on your growing journey, we promise you an enjoyable and useful escape into gardening with every episode.
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Play⋅ 452.4K⋅ 120.5K ⋅4 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 23 min ⋅ Nov 2020 Get Email Contact
15. Woodland Walks | The Woodland Trust Podcast
Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK
Welcome to the debut season of the Woodland Trust podcast, Woodland Walks. We'll be exploring some of the greatest woods, forests, and sites in the Woodland Trust estate. Join our host, Adam Shaw, as we discover the stories and characters that make each of our woods so very special. Well explore awe-inspiring ancient woodland and get lost together in the rich habitats that support our native wildlife. We'll meet the site managers and the magnificent volunteers who protect woods and plant trees.
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Play⋅ 482K⋅ 275.9K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 27 min ⋅ May 2019 Get Email Contact
16. Mike RaineNature Of Snowdonia
Snowdonia, North Wales
Mike Raine's Notes from the Hill support the book Nature of Snowdonia.
Play⋅ 3K⋅ 2.7K ⋅16 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 41 min ⋅ Mar 2020 Get Email Contact
17. Nature Tripping
Todmorden, England, UK
Jo and Cathy go out to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of nature at various locations around the British Isles. Join them as they chat about the wildlife around them and listen in to their surroundings.
Play⋅ 471 ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 44 min ⋅ Nov 2019 Get Email Contact
18. Horticulture Week Podcast
London, England, UK
Welcome to the Horticulture Week Podcast where we bring you news and views on the most important topics of the day for UK horticulture professionals.
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Play⋅ 3.7K⋅ 34.1K ⋅4 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 23 min Get Email Contact
19. Looking After Nature
Winchester, England, UK
The official podcast of the Hampshire Countryside Service. Here you'll find everything from what's going on at your local country park to wildlife wisdom to tips on mindfulness.
Play⋅ 11.5K⋅ 649 ⋅3 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 29 min ⋅ Sep 2020 Get Email Contact
20. Talk of the Thames
London, England, UK
Listen to relaxed and insightful conversations about the tidal Thames, including history, riverside development, environmental issues, and wildlife. Hosted by Eve Sanders.
Play⋅ 373⋅ 2.4K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 41 min ⋅ May 2020 Get Email Contact
21. Trees A Crowd
London, England, UK
Ever wondered what happens when you fill a cello with bees? Or how robins have successfully colonized the outer reaches of our universe? Or why the world is destined to be populated purely by female turtles? This podcast celebrates nature and the stories of those who care deeply for it. Join artist, actor, and Woodland Trust ambassador David Oakes, for a series of informal, relaxed conversations with artists, scientists, creatives, and environmentalists as they celebrate the beauty of the natural world and how it inspires us as human beings.
Play⋅ 3.1K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 48 min ⋅ Feb 2019 Get Email Contact
22. Grubbing In The Filth: An Invertebrate Podcast
London, England, UK
If it lacks a backbone, we're interested. In this podcast, we are exploring the world of invertebrates, discovering the amazing lives they lead, and thinking carefully about our relationships with these much-maligned creatures. With the help of experts, we are lifting stones, peering into the water, and grubbing in the filth.
Play⋅ 572 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 54 min ⋅ Nov 2020 Get Email Contact
23. Hive Talkin | Beekeeping Podcast
A Podcast with a global perspective. Honeybee keepers, farmers, and scientists love talking about bees and honey production and their audience will be intrigued by this hidden, female-led, democracy producing one of the most ancient of sweet treats. Kin Media introduces a funny, informative, and sometimes moving journey through the currently popular past time of beekeeping. This series of podcasts aims to fascinate, educate and inspire the listener to understand more about these tiny, wild creatures which are so familiar to us and yet so alien.
Play⋅ 2 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 46 min ⋅ Mar 2021 Get Email Contact
24. Wildlife and Photography
Inverness, Scotland, UK
If you'd like to learn a little more about the natural world and how to take better pictures? This is the podcast for you. These podcasts are about inspiring a passion for wildlife. Explaining taking incredible pictures isn't that difficult. We're Mark and Jacky Bloomfield, and we take photos of the natural world for a living. We want to help people understand, enjoy and learn about the things we are passionate about, wildlife and photography.
Play⋅ 96⋅ 157 ⋅6 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 25 min ⋅ Nov 2020 Get Email Contact
25. The Knepp Wildland Podcast
Dial Post, West Sussex
Join Knepp ecologist, Penny Green, and experience some of the wildlife wonders encountered, the secrets uncovered, and the remarkable people who are part of the Knepp Wildland Project.
Play⋅ 9.2K⋅ 10.8K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 48 min ⋅ May 2020 Get Email Contact
26. The Lodge Cast
A brand new podcast brought to you by Beaver Trust as we start to welcome beavers back to our rivers and explore the state of nature in the UK. Hosted by Sophie Pavelle and Eva Bishop. Produced and edited by Emma Brisdion.
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Play⋅ 3.7K⋅ 11K ⋅10 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 42 min Get Email Contact
27. Natural Wanders - The Plodcast.
Natural Wanders is a Plodcast that gets you outside to connect with people and nature. In each episode, Mandi Stark is joined for a chat by a guest wanderer from the worlds of TV, film, wildlife, or conservation as they take an exploratory plod around a wild place they love.
Play 2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 5030 min ⋅ Mar 2020 Get Email Contact
28. The Casual Birder Podcast
The Casual Birder is a weekly podcast for people who are interested in wild birds. Suzy talks about bird-watching experiences, describes featured birds, and shares feedback from listeners.
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Play⋅ 225⋅ 3K⋅ 485 ⋅6 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 34 min ⋅ Nov 2017 Get Email Contact
29. Living Beeing
Through an awe-inspiring audio journey, this podcast series brings to life the love of bees. It lifts the lid on a world of fascinating behaviors and wondrous endeavors. Who knew, for example, that to produce a pound of honey, a colony of honeybees must visit 2 million flowers? Or that a bumblebee with a full stomach is only ever 40 minutes away from starvation! We talk to people who are passionate about bees, from entomologists to botanists, scientists, beekeepers, honey experts, historians, artists, and API-therapists.
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Play⋅ 615⋅ 357 ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
30. The Wild Episode
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
A Collection of Wonders, Curiosities and Occasionally Horrors from the Animal Kingdom. Zoology, natural history, and sometimes human history too. Amazing stories about amazing wildlife.
Play⋅ 353⋅ 150 ⋅3 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 31 min ⋅ Feb 2018 Get Email Contact
31. Lens from the Fens
This podcast contains stories and factual information, regarding the sights and sounds of wildlife in and around the Fens. Each episode, you will be joined by Lydia, a budding wildlife photographer and all-around nature enthusiast, who will have a real-time chat about the stories behind some of her favorite images, tales about the Fens, as well as tips and advice for you to enhance your wildlife photography skills.
Play⋅ 444⋅ 237 ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
32. The Call Of Nature
A grassroots Nature podcast for everyday people. Hear our sounds and stories of UK wildlife, then come on the show and tell us yours!
Play⋅ 605⋅ 232 ⋅ May 2020 Get Email Contact
33. Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation: Hands-on conservation
There's a lot of talk about conservation, but this really is the hands-on kind. Follow wildlife conservation in the field, as Roy Dennis, based in the Highlands of Scotland, works with his team on the restoration of species in the UK and abroad.
Play⋅ 8.4K⋅ 10.1K ⋅ Aug 2019 Get Email Contact
34. The Nature Garden | Gardening, Wildlife & Nature Notes
A trip down the garden and country lane with nature enthusiasts and gardeners chatting about the flowers and trees, and birds and bees and more.
Play⋅ 332 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 36 min ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
35. The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast
Bristol, England, UK
The Sustainable Food Trust podcast questions current food production methods and sheds light on the future of farming. Chief Executive Patrick Holden hears from a range of voices, including policymakers, business leaders, food producers and campaigners, about some of the issues facing farming systems across the world.
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Play⋅ 28.6K⋅ 29.8K ⋅10 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 34 min ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
36. Wild Flower (Half) Hour
The wildflower hour podcast: tales from the botanists bringing the internet into bloom every Sunday night between 8-9 pm.
Play⋅ 4K⋅ 32K ⋅ Nov 2017 Get Email Contact
37. Nature Friendly Farming Podcast
Join us to hear from nature-friendly farmers from across the UK who are farming and improving nature on their land.
Play⋅ 15K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Sep 2020 Get Email Contact
38. PLANT Voices
A podcast from Tayport Community Garden where we tell local stories about gardening, food, nature, and climate change.
Play⋅ 1.5K ⋅ Oct 2018 Get Email Contact
39. The Garden Podcast
A peek behind the scenes at The Garden magazine with exclusive interviews, gardening advice, and more. Come behind the scenes with editor Chris Young as we meet the people behind the stories and articles featured in the UK's biggest gardening magazine, The Garden. Each month we'll be delving a little deeper into a range of horticultural topics, meeting garden designers, wildlife experts, nurserymen and women, and other luminaries of the gardening world.
Play⋅ 375.2K⋅ 210.4K ⋅ Oct 2018 Get Email Contact
40. The Stubborn Light of Things
I am a nature writer and novelist, and I'm lucky enough to be able to walk out of my cottage straight into Suffolk's beautiful open countryside. For six months as spring, 2020 broke over the British Isles, and summer turned to autumn I documented the wonder and richness of the natural world and the changing seasons and brought the outdoors into as many locked-down homes as I could.
Play⋅ 24.7K ⋅ Oct 2020 Get Email Contact
Bournemouth, England, UK
The Hive provides insights into the UK conservation sector. Through conversations with people in the industry, Mollie and Brian explore how to get that all-important first job, gain skills fit for a modern-day conservationist, and discuss exciting new projects and ideas that could help those managing wildlife. This is a fun, collaborative, and insightful podcast for those working outdoors, or interested in nature!
Play⋅ 120⋅ 27 ⋅ Dec 2020 Get Email Contact
42. The Reintroduction & Rewilding Summit Podcast
The Reintroduction & Rewilding Summit on the 10th of April, created by Birds of Poole Harbour and the Self-Isolating Bird Club, Charlie Moores will be interviewing a series of wildlife restoration leaders, discussing the details, aims, and inspiration behind each scheme. With many of these topics or ideas sometimes being considered controversial, these open discussions aim to lay all cards on the table, allowing listeners to hear about the processes, practicalities, and outcomes of each of the projects and how they fit into a wider context of conservation.
Play⋅ 6K⋅ 11K ⋅ Feb 2021 Get Email Contact
43. Get Birding
Get Birding is a podcast to help everyone, anywhere, discover more about the birds on our doorsteps. Hosted by 18-year-old ornithologist and conservationist Dr. Mya-Rose Craig, this entertaining, cross-generational series is aimed at beginners, families, and diverse audiences living in both cities and countryside making birdwatching accessible to all through unique, inspired voices.
Play⋅ 237⋅ 1.3K ⋅5 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 47 min ⋅ Jan 2021 Get Email Contact
44. Call Of The Wild
We're having an impact on nature like never before: polluting the skies and seas, burning up fossil fuels, and pushing nature to the brink of extinction faster than it can restore itself. But it's not too late.Join actor, presenter, and WWF ambassador, Cel Spellman as he discovers how every one of us can make a difference in the fight to save our planet. In each episode, Cel meets a familiar face from the worlds of sport or entertainment and teams up with a top wildlife expert to dig deeper into the threats we're facing.
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Play⋅ 802.3K⋅ 247.8K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 27 min Get Email Contact
45. Ecology - Tales from the field
'Ecology - Tales from the Field' is a podcast conversation about wildlife conservation. Join Tim Body and Fleur Wilson, ecologists with a passion for British wildlife, with their guests to hear interesting people tell real-life stories from the world of ecology and conservation in the UK.
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46. Thought Garden
South West, England
A place to ponder and to pause. To be curious, to explore, and to grow. Reaching out to nature lovers (biophilic) everywhere to share in the wonder of the natural world. With a wide variety of guests lined up, the thought garden provokes reflections, realizations and deepens appreciation for nature in all its glory.
Play⋅ 149⋅ 225 ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 22 min ⋅ Aug 2020 Get Email Contact
47. The Wildlife Explorer
Colchester, England, UK
Welcome to The Wildlife Explorer, a podcast by Essex Wildlife Trust, where we aim to inspire you with our work to protect the wildlife and wild places of Essex and what you can do to help wildlife wherever you live. Whether you're tuning in from Essex or Outer Mongolia, join us for a show full of fun facts, interviews with our experts and special guests, and top tips to help wildlife thrive.
Play⋅ 28.8K⋅ 17.6K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 35 min ⋅ Dec 2020 Get Email Contact
UK Wildlife & Nature Podcasters
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|Hampshire Countryside Service||lookingafternature.co.uk||48|
|BBC Radio Norfolk||bbc.co.uk||46|
|BBC Radio 4||bbc.co.uk||32|
|Bat Conservation Trust||batchat.buzzsprout.com||27|
|The Pace Brothers||thepacebrothers.com||27|
UK Wildlife & Nature Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|All Creatures Small And Great||1|
|Dr George McGavin||1|