The team are in Derbyshire. Matt Baker joins a group who have been restoring Chesterfield’s canals, Anita Rani visits Tissington and Steve Brown learns how we can help pollinators.
This week the team are in Derbyshire. Matt Baker joins a group of people who have been restoring Chesterfield’s canals – bringing both employment and life back to the area. Anita Rani is in Tissington – a village owned by the same family for 400 years, but with some very modern ideas about land management and development of an agricultural estate. Anita hears all about the area's industrial past and meets a modern-day knife maker. Steve Brown meets the 'nectar inspectors' and learns how we can all help pollinators by calculating the 'nectar score' in our own back gardens and yards. Tom finds out whether a vision of chemical-free farming could ever become a reality. And Adam and Charlotte meet the first finalist in our search for the Countryfile Farming Hero 2019.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Cuckoo about Canals
Matt takes part in a ‘cuckoo boat pull’.
These boats were particular to the waterways here in Chesterfield.
Cuckoos didn’t have engines and were horse-drawn along the canal.
But today pulling the boat is Matt’s job and along the way he meets some of the many volunteers who built the cuckoo boat from scratch.
Countryfile Farming Hero awards
Conservation charity Plantlife is running a survey called No Mow May this Bank Holiday weekend and Steve shows us how it’s done.
We also learn a few facts about bumblebees.More on the Plantlife survey
|Executive Producer||William Lyons|
|Series Producer||Joanna Brame|