The presenters, from left, Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, Gillian Burke and Iolo Williams. Picture: BBC’s Jo Charlesworth

West Norfolk is to have a starring role in this year’s Autmnwatch, it has been confirmed.

BBC Two cameras are to return to Wild Ken Hill at Snettisham in October following the success of Springwatch which came to an end last week.

Presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan spent three weeks on the 4,000-acre estate broadcasting live for the series which was watched by millions.

The other presenters, Iolo Williams and Gillian Burke, were based in The Highlands of Scotland and Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland.

Wild Ken Hill is a haven for insects, birds and wildlife and didn’t disappoint, with its farmland, heath and wetlands providing plenty of different species, from hares to avocet.

Viewers were also able to learn more about the estate’s three-pronged approach to the land, which sees rewilding, regenerative farming and traditional conservation techniques carried out in harmony.

Dominic Buscall, project manager at Wild Ken Hill, said it had been a “complete pleasure” to host the Springwatch team.

“They captured some wonderful natural moments, and also highlighted how the work we are doing in regenerative farming and rewilding is helping the wildlife here. We are now greatly looking forward to the return of the team for Autumnwatch in October.”

As filming finished, Mr Packham tweeted: “Massive thanks to the team at Wild Ken Hill – a real breath of fresh air in the UK’s farmed landscape and rammed with wonderful wildlife.

“Keep up the good work – see you for Autumnwatch!”

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