This Sunday, Countryfile visits Shropshire

The Countryfile team visits Shropshire this Sunday. Here's our guide to the area

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This Sunday (29 September), Matt Baker and Ellie Harrison visit the Shropshire market town of Ludlow during its annual food and drink festival, discovering how the region is up there with the best when it comes to local produce. They also meet a farmer putting the county’s native breed of sheep back on the culinary map and discover how rare pigs are giving the UK’s continental cousins a run for their money. Elsewhere, Tom Heap looks at the threat to flora and fauna posed by non-native species of plants and animals, while Adam Henson catches up with two handlers representing Wales in this year’s One Man and His Dog competition.
 
Why not explore Shropshire and the surrounding area yourself using our walks, features and days out?
 
A town with a rich history celebrates fine bangers and ale at its food festival.
 
Katie Reynolds explores Ludlow, a food-lover’s paradise with a rich and interesting history.
 
Follow in the footsteps of a king who went to extraordinary lengths – and heights – to protect his country.
 
Julia Bradbury heads through the uplands of Shropshire in the company of walkers seeking romance.
 
Abigail Whyte tells us why we are definitely missing a treat if we overlook the wonders of Wem in Shropshire.
 
Every May, the ‘quietest place under the sun’ welcomes summer with a pagan icon.
 
Jules Hudson learns the archaic art of maintaining a walled garden on a National Trust working holiday.
 
With a river walk separating two railways in one town, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
 
Roam the army base at the edge of the Empire where soldiers and aristocrats lived and traded.
 
Marvel at the views from this ancient hilltop fortress, which crowns some of the world’s oldest rocks.
 
The tranquillity of the southern Welsh Marches belies a troubled past concealed in today’s bucolic landscape. Neil Coates tiptoes in the footsteps of the Marcher Lords.
 
Explore the historic market town of Much Wenlock, then stride along Wenlock Edge into parts of rural Shropshire as seen on the big screen.
 
The cobbled streets of this ancient market town hold many dark, ghostly secrets that only the brave dare discover.
 
Explore World Heritage architecture, beautiful scenery and great pubs at your own pace. Just don’t try to turn the boat around.
 
Journey back to the Victorian era to witness the birth of modern Christmas.
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