Today Sunday 5 February 2023, there is a new episode of Countryfile.
Underground Britain Despite Sean Fletcher’s presence in Cornwall, he will not be taking advantage of the county’s 300 miles of stunning coastline. Instead, he’ll be doing some digging to learn about the history of mining in the county, which was once home to a thriving tin and copper industry.
At Prideaux Wood, Sean comes upon a rare creature that has made its home in abandoned mine tunnels, and at Penwith, we explore the geology and history of a tin mine that dates back 500 years and boasts some of the deepest seams in the country.
While Adam Henson looks for a super fertiliser buried beneath the North York Moors, Tom Heap investigates whether or if the discovery of lithium in Cornwall would spark a new gold rush.
Airdate: Sunday 5 February 2023 at 18:00 on BBC One
Season 35 Episode 6
The people, places and stories making news in the British countryside.
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