What's Kate Up To?
Apr, 2021

Inspired to have a go at the recipes from the new series of Escape to the Farm? Find all the recipes, along with information about the producers Kate has met. Get all the recipes from Escape to the farm.

Apr, 2021

Escape to the Farm will be back on Channel 5 at 8pm from Thursday 15th April. If you want to know what happened in each episode, find out more about the local producers and places Kate visited, or get the recipes featured each week then head to the Escape the...read more

Mar, 2021

You can now get personalised signed copies of Kate's books. It might just be the perfect gift!

Feb, 2021

Join Kate as she visits some of Britain's beautiful coastal destinations. Starting on Channel 5 on Friday 19th February at 8pm. Catch up on My5.

Nov, 2020

Animal Park with Kate and Ben Fogle will be back for a Christmas Special. Watch the Animal Park Christmas Special at 11am from Monday 14th - Friday 18th December on BBC1.

Nov, 2020

Kate is delighted to have been included in the Woman's Hour Power List 2020. Here's why: "It’s hard to imagine wildlife programmes without broadcaster Kate Humble. The presenter has been informing, enthusing and entertaining audiences about the natural world since 2000 on programmes including Springwatch, Lambing Live, Animal Park and...read more

Nov, 2020

Escape to the Farm may have finished for now but if you've missed any of the episodes or want to watch it again, you can still catch up on My5. If you want to know what happened in each episode, find out more about the local producers and places Kate...read more

Oct, 2020

A Country Life for Half the Price has been nominated for a Scottish Bafta, in the features category. The winners will be announced in a digital ceremony on Tuesday 8th December.

Oct, 2020

Looking to treat yourself or someone else? You can now pick up a range of fabulous Humble Beauty products in Sainsburys. Choose from: Rose & Frankincense Bath Salts; Sweet Pea & Verbena Duo (hand wash & lotion); trio of soaps & trio of hand creams, with one each of Rose...read more

Oct, 2020

In the latest episode of Escape to the Farm Kate helps farmer Tim gives the sheep their summer hair cut, dons her bee suit to rescue a swarm and makes a delicious lemon drizzle cake.

Oct, 2020

Like lots of businesses in Wales the Humble by Nature farm will be closing their doors for just over a fortnight from Friday 23rd October, re-opening on Monday 9th November. We were almost at the end of our courses for the year but it wasn’t quite to be & we're...read more

Oct, 2020

For the first time ever Kate is allowing cameras full access to the farm. She bought this little part of Wales 10 years ago. Now, over a decade on, the farm is packed with pigs, cows, sheep and goats – but for Kate, this is a working farm which means...read more

Oct, 2020

Coming soon to Channel 5 - Escape to the Farm with Kate Humble For the first time ever Kate is allowing cameras full access to her farm. She bought this little part of Wales 10 years ago. Now, over a decade on, the farm is packed with pigs, cows, sheep...read more

Oct, 2020

Kate has been named as a winner in woman&home Amazing Woman Awards 2020 for her work as an Ambassador for international conservation charity Zoological Society of London. Find out more about ZSL.

Sep, 2020

If there is one thing that most of us aspire to, it is, simply, to be happy. And yet attaining happiness has become, it appears, anything but simple. Having stuff - The Latest, The Newest, The Best Yet - is all too often peddled as the sure fire route to...read more

Sep, 2020

It's been 20 years since the start of Animal Park! This film from Longleat shares reflections from Senior Keepers Ian, Darren, Ryan & Mark. Missed an episode? You can catch up here: https://bbc.in/2yYJ1Gn

Sep, 2020

Abergavenny Food Festival was back (virtually) on 14th September and ran for a whole week, food lovers like you could get a taste of festival life from the comfort of your own sofa. Most of the events were free and, if you missed them first time around, you can now watch...read more

Aug, 2020

Humble Beauty Honeysuckle Bath Honey has just been awarded Best Green Bath Product in The Global Beauty Awards 2020. Try it yourself with 30% off in Waitrose until 25th August.

Aug, 2020

Celebrating 20 years since series 1 - Animal Park is back on BBC One this week with Kate Humble & Ben Fogle. On at 10am or catch up on iplayer.  

Aug, 2020

Book tour for Kate's new book A Year of Living Simply will look a little bit different this year with a combination of online and drive-in events. Sunday 13th September - 2pm Rossiter Bookshop - In conversation via Zoom - Get your ticket - 5pm Linghams Booksellers - In conversation...read more

Jul, 2020

It's been all hands on deck at the farm: getting the hay baled and in before the rain comes!     View this post on Instagram   All hands on deck to get the hay baled & in before the rain comes! . . #hay #haytime #baling #farmjobs #farmlife #workingfarm...read more

Jul, 2020

Pre-order your signed copy of Kate's new book: A Year of Living Simply. Kate's fresh and frank exploration of a stripped-back approach to life is uplifting, engaging and inspiring. Published in hard back on 17th September 2020. **For a personalised signed copy, pre-order from Chepstow Book Shop before 15th September....read more

Jul, 2020

THE WEEKEND WORKSHOP Kate Humble turns her hand to repurposing and upcycling unwanted old items in her own back yard: from a firepit made out of an old washing machine to a garden sofas made of earth and turf. S01. E01. Passion Projects, Pizza And Wine Kate builds a pizza...read more

Jul, 2020

Kate Humble presents a three-part guide to the Battle of Britain with Dan Snow. Missed it first time round? Watch it on My5.

May, 2020

Kate asked Penny, who does all our delicious course food here on the farm, to help her create some delicious VE day recipes using our Esse electric range. We hope you like them!   <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span>

Apr, 2020

Does your pet pull silly faces or do funny things? It might be time to enter the MARS Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards. The international awards have categories for dogs, cats, horses, all other creatures, pets who look like their owners, junior and video. Entries close on 31st August and the...read more

Apr, 2020

Gertie, our Berkshire sow, has had her piglets. But why are they all pink? Kate explains more...

Apr, 2020

The Badger ewes were at the Humble by Nature farm for lambing season but now it's time for them to return home to Kate's smallholding with their new lambs. Teg, Kate's Welsh Sheepdog, is helping to slowly guide them into the paddock.

Apr, 2020

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth's birth Kate reads 'To The Cuckoo'. Follow www.twitter.com/poetry250 to see more Wordsworth poems read aloud.

Apr, 2020

It's time for Kate to give Duffy & Delilah, her Kune Kune pigs, their breakfast. What a noisy pair they are! <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span>

Apr, 2020

Each week Kate will join a family who are looking to change their lives in a BIG way. They’re all desperate to leave the rat race behind and radically transform their quality of life. She's helping families navigate the all-important first few months of their new lives and help them settle...read more

Apr, 2020

  Kate's on night duty in the lambing shed. At first all seems quiet but the drama quickly unfolds! Want to experience the magic of the lambing shed for yourself? Sign up now to get Humble by Nature's 2021 lambing course dates first.

Mar, 2020

Watch Kate as she wakes up the pigs to let them out of their winter home in the barn and onto the paddock. It's their first time on grass this year! <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span>

Feb, 2020

Humble by Nature's Cider Making course has been featured in this month's Olive Magazine. It's great to see mention of courses on the farm along with plenty of other great experiences across the UK. Don't delay if you want to book onto Cider Making - Sat 10th October has already...read more

Feb, 2020

After a nervous week waiting to see what was going to lamb first and when we've had a great start to our lambing season and lambing courses on the Humble by Nature farm. It was straight out of the car park and into the shed to see twin lambs arrive...read more

Dec, 2019

Reducing the amount of plastic we use and the amount of plastic waste we produce has never been so important. But it’s hard. Look in your bathroom or your kitchen cupboards and the majority of cleaning products we all use come in single use plastic bottles. And a lot of...read more

Dec, 2019

The Guardian have featured Humble by Nature in their 20 Great Travel Experiences Christmas Gift Guide. Instead of buying stuff - give an experience. There's loads going on on the farm with courses for animal lovers, foodies, crafters and those who love the outdoors. Get your gift voucher or see...read more

Sep, 2019

Welsh hill farm lamb and freshly landed monkfish were on the menu when celebrity chef Matt Tebbutt joined Kate Humble for an ESSE cookery demonstration at Humble by Nature, Kate's working farm. The Saturday Kitchen presenter wowed guests with a mouth-watering menu – all cooked on ESSE’s 990 EL electric...read more

Sep, 2019

To mark Climate Week Kate spoke to The Guardian about why she loves going to Poacher's Cabin, her secluded French getaway. Visit The Guardian to read 'Where environmentalists go on holiday'.    

Aug, 2019

Kate Humble: Off the beaten track  follows Kate and her Welsh Sheepdog, Teg, on their explorations of the Welsh countryside;  seeking to understand how the rugged, rural, landscapes of Wales are being shaped and how they are shaping the people who live, work and play on it. In this second series,...read more

Jul, 2019

Kate Humble returns to Longleat with Ben Fogle for another dramatic and heart-warming glimpse into life behind the scenes at Longleat Estate and Safari Park in a new series of Animal Park. Among the stories featured in the new series is the arrival of the new koalas, and it's not...read more

May, 2019

Kate was at the River Cottage Food Festival, talking 'Thinking on My Feet' with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

May, 2019

Kate's new book Thinking on My Feet fit is out now in paperback! Pick up a copy from your local bookshop or online. ** SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARD - TRAVEL MEMOIR OF THE YEAR ** 'A beautiful and magnificent book. A paean to a simple act....read more

May, 2019

Great to see the Humble by Nature  Smallholding for Beginners course, taught by smallholding expert and author Liz Shankland, featured in the May issue of Waitrose Magazine! Smallholding for Beginners is the perfect place to start if you're thinking about getting animals or if you just fancy a day on...read more

Apr, 2019

Join Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the River Cottage team for a fantastic weekend of food and fun, with a superb selection of chefs and food pioneers. The River Cottage Food Fair takes place on 25th - 26th May 2019. Kate will be appearing on Sunday 26th May.  

Apr, 2019

You can now pre-order your signed, paperback copy of Kate's new book Thinking on My Feet from Waterstones. ** SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARD - TRAVEL MEMOIR OF THE YEAR ** 'A beautiful and magnificent book. A paean to a simple act. I defy you to read...read more

Mar, 2019

Humble by Nature's Dark Skies Photography course has been featured in The Guardian's 12 of the best nighttime activities in the UK! There are only two spaces left so don't delay - book now if you would like to find out how to take great low light and dark sky photographs!...read more

Mar, 2019

Kate was in conversation with Lynne Allbutt, talking about Thinking on My Feet and much, much more. The event was arranged with Book-ish, a brilliant independent bookshop, and was part of the Crickhowell Walking Festival. The  2019 Crickhowell Walking festival has now finished but it will take place again in...read more

Feb, 2019

Great to see courses at Humble by Nature featured in the Back to the Land feature in Lonely Planet Magazine, Feb '19.

Jan, 2019

Thinking on My Feet shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award - Travel Memoir of the Year Praise for Thinking on My Feet: 'A diary of sorts, charting a year of wonderful walks through the sun, wind and rain...each entry builds an image of her life in the...read more

2019

Kate will be appearing at literary events, giving talks about her new book Thinking on My Feet and doing signings throughout the year. She is also appearing live in her An Evening with Kate Humble show at theatres talking about her life working with animals and wildlife, the far flung places that...read more

Jan, 2019

If you decided to try something new in 2019, follow your secret dream and learn a new skill, eat better food or simply get out and meet new people, there's plenty to do and try at the Humble by Nature farm. A well-laid hedge is not only a thing of...read more

Jan, 2019

Lambing season is one of the most special parts of the farming year. From February until April Tim settles into his routine of through the night checks and quick afternoon naps. The nights are long and sometimes a bit cold and windy but there's nothing that beats the magic of...read more

Dec, 2018

This competition has now finished & the winner has been announced. To celebrate Kate’s birthday and the launch of her new book Thinking on My Feet she’s got together with Land Rover Explore to offer a fantastic prize giveaway! You could win a signed copy of Thinking on My Feet...read more

Nov, 2018

This competition has now taken place and the winner has been drawn. Don't worry if you missed it this time - we'll be announcing another exciting competition soon!   To celebrate the launch of Kate’s new book Thinking on My Feet she’s got together with some of her favourite outdoor...read more

Oct, 2018

Today marks the start of Kate's three years as President of wetland conservation charity, WWT. WWT creates and protects wetlands to help wildlife and people to thrive. Kate’s association with WWT dates back to the early days of Springwatch, when its down-to-earth, friendly approach to conservation struck a chord. She...read more

Oct, 2018

We found Poacher’s Cabin back in 2010 whilst on holiday in the Perigord Vert, a lovely rural, quiet part of France, known for its woodland, lakes and rolling countryside. Back then it was just a fishing hut, but for us its magic was where it was, tucked away in a...read more

Oct, 2018

A lovely, civilised and transporting read, that should have all of us stepping out to meet the world with fresh eyes.' - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'An enticing read that makes every walk Humble describes an adventure' - Ranulph Fiennes 'A beautiful and magnificent book. A paean to a simple act. I...read more

Sep, 2018

Kate and Teg are busy discovering more of Wales' hidden treasures as they film the new series of Off the Beaten Track. Off the Beaten Track will be back on screen in spring 2019.

Aug, 2018

Join Kate for a lively and fascinating talk about her life working with animals as well as with wildlife, the far flung places that this has taken her to and the inspiring people she has met on her travels. There’s also a unique chance to go behind the camera as...read more

Jul, 2018

Kate Humble returns to the Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells to present coverage for BBC One Wales this week. Tune in at 7pm from Monday 23rd - Thursday 26th July on BBC One Wales to find out what's happened over the day at the show. Or watch the highlights...read more

Jul, 2018

Kate Humble is joining up with Ben Fogle and Jean Johansson for another dramatic and heart-warming glimpse into life behind the scenes at Longleat in a new series of Animal Park. Scheduled to be broadcast on BBC One over a three weeks in August, the new ‘Summer Specials’ series will...read more

Jun, 2018

Three families from across the UK ditched the 9-5 in search of a better work-life balance and the experience of a lifetime high in the mountains of Snowdonia, with the help of hill farmer Gareth Wyn Jones and Kate Humble in The Family Farm. In this four-part series, the Morgans...read more

Jun, 2018

Curious Creatures, the quiz show delving into the animal kingdom, is back on BBC2 with Kate Humble as host. Take a walk on the wild side with Kate, team captains Chris Packham and Lucy Cooke and our wildlife experts!

Apr, 2018

Following a successful first series in 2017 Back to the Land returns as a 12-part series to celebrate the county’s most inspirational rural entrepreneurs and their grit and determination to make a living off the land. Presented by Kate Humble, the series will take viewers on a journey across the...read more

Apr, 2018

Join Kate for a lively and fascinating talk about her life working with animals as well as with wildlife, the far flung places that this has taken her to and the inspiring people she has met on her travels. There’s also a unique chance to go behind the camera as...read more

Dec, 2017

Kate Humble and her Welsh sheepdog Teg explore Wales' countryside. They start in Snowdonia with the most northerly farm on mainland Wales and try old-style shepherding before taking the plunge for some wild swimming in a very chilly lake. Kate Humble: Off The Beaten Track will be broadcast on BBC...read more

Nov, 2017

Kate Humble has spent time with communities all over the world, and has been struck by how often the roles of men and women tell us something about how a society works, and how the everyday lives of women in particular reveal its values. In this series she explores three...read more

Jun, 2017

Kate Humble joins friend and fellow presenter Ben Fogle, as they return to Britain’s wildest country house for the Animal Park summer special and catch up with over a thousand exotic creatures that live there. Meet the giraffes, rhinos, lions, monkeys and more that call Longleat home and find out...read more

Jun, 2017

Kate presented a brand new show on BBC2 - Curious Creatures. This entertaining and enlightening show celebrated all facets of the fascinating animal kingdom. It was packed with breath-taking natural history clips, extraordinary animal facts and spirited debate. In each show two competing teams went head-to-head - captained by wildlife...read more

Jun, 2017

Wild Things is a popular family entertainment show hosted by Kate Humble and Jason Byrne on Sky One. The show features teams (pairs of relations or couples) dressing up in oversized animal costumes and undertaking a range of challenges on a gigantic woodland obstacle course! The aim of the game...read more

Jun, 2017

Kate appeared on Springwatch Unsprung with Chris Packham live from the Sherborne Estate in Gloucestershire.

Apr, 2017

Published in paperback, the new cover stars Teg, Kate’s Welsh Sheepdog.

Jan, 2017

Kate Humble and Geetie Singh-Watson took viewers on a journey across the country and through the seasons, to meet inspirational rural entrepreneurs and unveiling some of Britain’s hidden gems synonymous with heritage and beauty.  

Jan, 2017

Taking place high above the Arctic Circle, Fjӓllrӓven Polar is a once in a lifetime dog sled adventure. Travelling 300km across the frozen arctic tundra, participants set off from Signaldalen, Norway and travel all the way to the forests around Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lapland. www.polar.fjallraven.com  

Apr, 2017

Kate Humble travelled to Yellowstone National Park, following the changes of season in one of the most remarkable places on the planet.

Mar, 2017

Arctic Live was a three-part series exploring the planet’s last undiscovered wilderness. From the edge of the Canadian Arctic, Kate Humble, Simon Reeve and Gordon Buchanan were live on the shores of Hudson Bay discovering what life is really like on top of the world.

Mar, 2017

Published in hardback, this book is Kate's heart warming exploration of the relationship between man and his best friend.

Oct, 2016

Kate Humble and Jason Byrne hosted the second series of hit family entertainment show Wild Things on Sky One.

Sep, 2016

Kate’s story of breeding Welsh Sheepdog puppies from her beloved pet Teg, and finding out more about the once-threatened breed that is now flourishing. 

Aug, 2016

Over 120,000 dogs are given up to rescue centres every year, and choosing the wrong dog for your lifestyle is considered one of the biggest issues in animal welfare in the UK today. Kate, alongside expert dog behaviourist and trainer Louise Glazebrook, revealed how to Choose the Right Puppy for You. 

May, 2016

Kate celebrated Year of the Monkey when she visited China: taking part in one of the most spectacular events on earth and getting to the heart of what it is to be Chinese in the 21st century.  

Nov, 2015

Kate launched her range of natural bath and body products.

Jun, 2015

Kate travelled to Mongolia, Siberia and Nepal, living and travelling with nomadic people, finding out how their traditional way of life has been affected by the pressures of modernization, changing land use and technology.

Mar, 2015

Kate joined up with Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc and the experts at Kew Gardens to rediscover the rich heritage of the vegetable garden.

Oct, 2015

Kate Humble, James May and Ant Anstead went behind the scenes at the MINI plant in Oxford.

Jan, 2015

Kate joined a team of geologists at the Vanuatu archipelago to investigate some of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Jun, 2014

Kate joined up with Simon Reeve to experience the frontline of wildfire-fighting in New South Wales, Australia.

Mar, 2014

Kate put her wellies on again for another series of Lambing Live. This time she headed to Scotland with Adam Henson to test her shepherding skills in the Borders.

Oct, 2013

Kate challenged the residents of one ordinary street to slash the amount of gas and electricity they consume, just by changing the way they live their lives.

Nov, 2013

Kate Humble and Simon King followed the animals living along Zambia's Luangwa River, from the last days of the longest dry season in memory to the arrival of the rains that will change everything.

Sep, 2013

Kate teamed up with Steve Leonard and historian Ruth Goodman to examine the behaviour and intelligence of different breeds of dogs.

Jun, 2013

Kate lived with the semi-nomadic herders of the Wakhan Corridor in northern Afghanistan, Peru's alpaca farmers in the High Andes, and Australia's Out back shepherds. Sharing in the lives of both small-scale, traditional shepherds and technologically and scientifically-driven industrial farmers, Wild Shepherdess explores the past,present and future of global agriculture.

Jun, 2013

Kate was in the air traffic control tower with live cameras for Airport Live from Heathrow. Presented with Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Dallas Campbell, the team had unprecedented access to the world's busiest international airport.

Jun, 2013

Kate joins forces with Helen Czerski to reveal the sun as it has never been seen before. 

Apr, 2013

Kate's frank and funny tale of saving a small part of Britain's farming heritage.

Jul, 2012

Kate and Professor Iain Stewart present a four day journey into our extraordinary and dynamic planet, live from Kilauea on Hawaii, the world’s most active volcano.

Nov, 2010

Kate and Ludo take over a former council farm in Monmouthshire and launch Humble by Nature - a working farm offering rural skills courses run by local experts. 

2010

Lambing Live sees Kate joining the Beavan family on their farm during one of the busiest and most stressful times in the sheep farming year.

2009

After confessing to knowing almost nothing about her family, Kate went on to discover extraordinary tales of honour and courage on both sides of the family.

2009

Kate was joined by Chris Packham on Springwatch and also travelled to Ireland to film her second series of One Man and His Dog.

2008

As well as Springwatch and Autumnwatch, Kate spent much of the year in the Middle East filming the Frankincense Trail.

2007

Kate traveled to the Danakil Depression, a remote part of Ethiopia, to find out how the people and their animals survive in the hottest place on earth

2007

Kate gets to work with her hero, David Attenborough.

2006

Kate finds out about our marine wildlife in a 5,000 mile adventure across the UK's seas and begins to realise that our oceans are slowly changing.

2006

Kate presented the first series of Autumnwatch with Bill Oddie, continuing until she left the series in 2010.

2005

Kate and Ben Fogle went on safari in Namibia, coming face to face with some of Africa's wildest animals

2004

Kate and Ben Fogle travelled to Africa for the first series of Wild in Africa.

2004

Kate presented the first series of Springwatch with Bill Oddie, continuing until she left the series in 2011.

2002

To be followed in 2004 by Amazon Abyss

2001

Kate joined Peter Snow and underwater cameraman Mike de Gruy to present BBC’s The Abyss. She descended 300 meters (1000 ft) underwater in a submarine, in search of the rarely seen six-gilled shark.

2000

A group of hard-nut scientists were plonked in the middle of nowhere all round the world, and given a series of complex scientific tasks to accomplish using only the most basic of materials. This was such a success that the team went on to make a total of six series.

2000

Co-presented with Adam Hart-Davis

2000

Co-presenting with Quentin Willson

2000

Co-presenting with Matthew Kelly

2000

Co-presented with Ray Mears

2000

Kate becomes a regular contributor.

1999

Wanderlust and a curious desire to cross the Sahara desert took Kate and husband Ludo to Mali. They travelled by camel with a group of semi-nomadic Berabiche tribesman to the distant salt mines of Taoudenni, 1,000km north of Timbuktu.

1999

Kate presented the first series of Animal Park from Longleat House in Wiltshire. A year later Kate was joined at Longleat by Ben Fogle, fresh from his Castaway island in Scotland.

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