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29/05/2011

Julia Bradbury walks along the Offa's Dyke National Trail to celebrate its fortieth anniversary. She learns how sections of the 177-mile path are being opened up for disabled ramblers, and looks at how the dyke has become a treasure trove of ancient trees.

Joining her is Jules Hudson, who abseils off the stunning Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in search of the bats who have made this amazing structure their home.

John Craven investigates whether foreign invaders such as parakeets are out-competing our native songbirds, while Adam Henson witnesses a record-breaking attempt to shear a sheep and turn its fleece into a jumper in under five hours. But will the world record stand?

And the theme for the annual photographic competition is revealed, with the best entries forming the Countryfile calendar for 2012, sold in aid of Children In Need. Judge Chris Packham is on hand to provide some expert advice.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 3 Jun 2011 01:45

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterJulia Bradbury
PresenterJulia Bradbury
PresenterJules Hudson
PresenterJules Hudson
PresenterJohn Craven
PresenterJohn Craven
PresenterAdam Henson
PresenterAdam Henson
Executive ProducerAndrew Thorman
Series ProducerTeresa Bogan
Series ProducerTeresa Bogan
ParticipantChris Packham
ParticipantChris Packham