On Countryfile This Sunday: Transformations

This week the team look back at some of the ways the programme has shown the transformation of our rural landscape.

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This week the team look back at some of the ways the programme has shown the transformation of our rural landscape.


Helen Skelton in is Snowdonia to find out how the region has altered throughout history.

Shaped by slate mining and heavy industry, Snowdonia is now a tourist hot spot, drawing in thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts from all over Britain, and the world.

There’s a return to previous Countryfile adventures, where Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker helped transform the whole of Hadrian’s Wall with light beacons.

Elsewhere, Ellie Harrison visited Canvey Island to see for herself the amazing transformation old an old brownfield site to major wildlife reserve, and Jules Hudson discovers how the landscape transformed the fortunes of soldiers blighted by war.

Find out more about Snowdonia, activity breaks and the wonderful transformations in the countryside with our recommended walks, days out and features.

Walks and Days Out

Ffestiniog Railway, Gwynedd

Discover the heritage of a narrow gauge stream railway on a scenic trip though Snowdonia

Llyn Peninsula, Gwynedd

Tread in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims while enjoying spectacular views of a wild, Welsh coastline

Volunteer on a farm in Ceredigion

Spend a few days working and in return learn useful skills and enjoy bed, board and great company

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Britain’s best summer activity breaks

Why not try your hand at something new and get active in the great outdoors? With something for everyone, Caroline Rhodes picks five of the UK’s best adventurous activities.

Discover wild Essex

Much maligned and largely overlooked, Essex is a wild and beautiful county in which land blends with sea to give the coast a unique character, says Jules Pretty

Influential women of the British countryside

How women in Britain have shaped and transformed the rural landscape

The return of horsepower?

Horses once shaped the country’s farmland, replaced by machinery as technology progressed, but could things be about to transform once more?

Searching for fortress Britain

Find out how the British countryside was transformed during war-time

Spring in Snowdonia


Join Jim Perrin on a journey through enchanted valleys and epic peaks, animated by the delights of a new season