One Man and His Dog on Countryfile this Sunday

This Sunday Countryfile plays host, for the second year running, to the One Man and His Dog sheepdog trials.

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Countryfile plays host, for the second year running, to the One Man and His Dog sheepdog trials. Matt Baker and Helen Skelton present all the action from Byland Abbey in North Yorkshire as some of the finest handlers and their dogs from across the British Isles compete against each other.

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Between the rounds, Helen explores the beauty of the surrounding hills and reveals how Byland Abbey and its monks were once at the heart of Britain’s wool trade.

She also discovers how nearby Ampleforth Abbey is still going strong. Its monks still work the land, but today they sell cider rather than raise sheep to help support themselves.

We’ll be live tweeting during the show – join us over on Twitter by following @Countryfilemag and using the hashtag #Countryfile.

Here’s a roundup of our favourite days out in Yorkshire.

Ilkley Moor

Decipher the riddles in the ancient rocks that haunt Ilkley Moor.

Flamborough Head

Flamborough Head offers visitors dramatic cliff-top walks, spectacular sea views and close-ups of puffins and other nesting seabirds.

Explore a coal mine

Experience a miner’s life and see what lies below the countryside on an exciting underground tour. 

Take a seashore safari

Discover all the wonders of the North Yorkshire foreshore on a beachcombing expedition with a difference.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

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Spread your picnic rug among the ruins of a medieval abbey or in the adjoining Georgian water gardens.