North West Wales
In north west Wales, Joe Crowley visits a sheep farm and meets its striking new arrivals. Margherita Taylor discovers the Welsh names for the local flora and fauna.
Countryfile is in north west Wales, where Joe Crowley visits a sheep farm and meets its striking new arrivals - Valais Blacknose sheep. Margherita Taylor discovers the Welsh names for the local flora and fauna, and she cooks up a mushroom-flavoured storm with a local barbecuing fanatic. Steve Brown meets a group that's helping to get people of all abilities out on the water. Adam Henson welcomes some new arrivals to his farm, and Tom Heap tries to figure out the true extent of the financial threat now facing the UK’s farms.
Margherita takes a walk along the shore at Criccieth where she meets Twm Elias - a local naturalist who has devoted more than 30 years to coming up with Welsh language names for flora and fauna.
She also meets Fionn Gwyn, a local painter who illustrates seasonal flora and fauna accompanied by their Welsh names.
Steve heads out on what was once described by Admiral Nelson as “one of the most treacherous stretches of sea in the world” – the Menai Strait.
This narrow body of tidal water separates Anglesey from mainland Wales.
As well as piloting an innovative new boat, Steve meets a group giving people with physical disabilities and learning difficulties the chance to become budding sailors.
Margherita returns to Welsh mushroom magician Cynan Jones, who was first visited by Countryfile in 2010 when he began growing shitake mushrooms in a shipping container.
She sees how they’ve expanded into creating umami flavoured powers and rubs.
Outdoor chef Chris Roberts tries out the mushroom rubs on a hunk of Welsh black beef cooked over flame on the slopes of Snowdonia.
|Executive Producer||William Lyons|
|Series Producer||Becky Pratt|