It has been five years since Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall escaped the city sprawl and all its stresses and downshifted into rural Dorset. Over three River Cottage series’, we followed his experiment in surviving life as a small holder, living off the fat of the land and the sweat of his brow involved a steep learning curve… and a lot of fun!
Now Hugh is committed to the rural life, and so he and his growing family are moving from the cottage to a small 44 acre farm nearby. More land means more livestock, and Hugh’s looking for a way to make he family farm financially viable. So he takes the tenancy on a ramshackle collection of old dairy buildings which he plans to develop as a new venture – River Cottage HQ.
This series, Beyond River Cottage, follows Hugh and his family as they move on to the farm, expanding the River Cottage lifestyle and developing a new culinary enterprise.... Read more.