Last Sunday Countryfile was in North Cornwall. Matt Baker visits a stately home with an interesting past. Prideaux Place has been in the same family for fourteen generations and once housed American soldiers during the Second World War as they prepared for the D-Day landings. Matt gets access to the ‘American Wing’ which has remained untouched since 1943. Prideaux Place is thought to have the oldest fallow deer park herd in the country. Matt helps catch one special buck that’s got himself in a spot of bother.
Meanwhile, Helen Skelton is finding out why artists, writers and poets flock to Cornwall for inspiration. She also gets on her bike to test out a new woodland trial where cycling and conservation are working hand in hand. And Adam’s in Dorset meeting a young shepherd and his Christmas lambs that are taking centre stage in a nativity.
Tom Heap learns about plans to expand British farming to make the most of the increasing global market for dairy products. He travels to Wales to meet a farmer who is increasing his herd of dairy cattle and believes this is an opportunity not to be missed. But, Tom also hears from those who can’t afford to expand – as well as people concerned about the consequences of producing more milk
Find out more about the places we have visited in North Cornwall:
Discover beauty and mystery along the North Cornish coast
Investigate a World Heritage site that combines natural coast and surprising industrial treasures
Explore Penhale Sands’ lost church and St Piran’s oratory, a place of pilgrimage and one of Britain’s most important christian sites
Learn how to forage and cook wild food on a weekend course in Cornwall
Haul in your catch, then cook it on a beach barbecue – Julia gives a traditional summer picnic a mouth-watering twist
And discover Cornwall as a source of inspiration for writers and artists:
Take an enchanting journey through one of our most mysterious counties in the company of Cornish bard Mike Sagar-Fenton
80 years since Daphne Du Maurier spent a night on bleak Bodmin Moor, Cornwall is still powerfully associated with the famous author.
Fashion silver jewellery using the Cornish landscape for inspiration to make the perfect St Valentine’s Day gift.
Discover the home of Tate St Ives, The Barbara Hepworth sculpture Garden and The Bernard Leach studio & museum
Capture one of Britain’s favourite seaside views on canvas
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