However, Amanda was left feeling “a bit strange” fronting a show on her own without her large family in tow.
The star shares nine children with husband Clive Owen.
She explained: “It feels just a bit strange because I’m on my own. There’s nobody nipping at my heels, there’s nobody asking questions.
“That’s not to say that I don’t like being out and about with the family and the children – of course that’s great – but the old analogy, a dog being like its owner, is true.
“Because sheep dogs can’t switch off. They just want to work, their minds are buzzing. That’s how I feel.
“So many different things coming at you from so many directions. A bit of headspace is good for everyone.”
Winter Walks is available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.