TV Presenter Matt Baker is urging Surrey residents to get immersed in the county's wild spaces this summer.

The Countryfile and One Show presenter took to Brentmoor Heath while on location for the BBC's Countryfile to help promote the Wildlife Trust's 30 Days Wild Challenge this June.

While on Brentmoor Heath with Countryfile, Mr Baker met with SWT's Mary Adler, who previously helped protect the wild heathland from housing development in the 1980s.

The challenge, which is being promoted by regional trusts across the UK including Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT), encourages residents to "Go Wild" and immerse themselves in nature every day for 30 days across the month of June.

Go Wild organisers hope to encourage people to just take a moment a day during June to go out into nature.

A spokesperson for SWT said: "You could lie down in the grass for some simple cloud spotting, spend family time by the river, admire the beautiful dragonflies, create a bucket pond at home or simply listen to birdsong on your way to school or work."

It is hoped that the initiative helps people re-connect with nature at a time when large parts of the natural world in Britain and across the globe are coming under increasing threats posed by climate change and ecological breakdown.

Along with smaller personal gestures, this year's event features a host of communal activities in Surrey that residents can take part in, from a pop-up wildlife garden on Guildford High Street (June 1-2) to a Wild Surrey Art and Photography Exhibition at Guildford House Gallery (May 25-June 16).

SWT have meanwhile partnered with the team behind 30 Days Wild to create a free mobile app that contains ideas on how participants can take part in simple ways day by day (see below).

Charlotte Magowan, Marketing and Communications Manager for SWT, said: "30 Days Wild is the perfect excuse to just get out there every day and enjoy nature where we live. Surrey’s countryside is incredible and it’s just too easy to get stuck in the hamster wheel of life and miss the beauty of the natural world.

"Whether you decide to watch the sun go down, listen to a dawn chorus, take a meeting outside, feed the birds or take a video of a minibeast, we want everyone to get closer to nature.

"It is only by experiencing nature that we recognise its value and realise how important it is to protect it."

To sign up for 30 Days Wild visit for tips and inspiration.

Matt Baker’s video on 30 Days Wild is here:

To download the free mobile app, go to