Countryfile, 14 April 2024, BBC One, “Hardknott and Wrynose Passes”


In this week’s episode of Countryfile, Anita Rani and Matt Baker embark on a road trip through the challenging landscapes of the Hardknott and Wrynose Passes in the Lake District.

The episode, airing on BBC One on 14 April 2024, offers viewers a unique perspective on the beauty and challenges of the British countryside. Rani and Baker experience the notorious winding roads, steep gradients, and ever-changing weather conditions that make these passes an adventure for drivers.

Rani meets with local residents to gather advice on navigating the winding passes and hears tales of vehicle mishaps over the years. The duo’s journey also provides access to stunning natural wonders, such as England’s deepest lake, Wastwater, where Rani joins a group of wild swimmers.

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Meanwhile, Baker meets a local farmer to discuss livestock management along the roads and heads up the fells to check on the flock. The programme also features a fell runner who uses Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, as her daily practice route.

In addition, Adam Henson is busy on his farm in the Cotswolds, tending to spring arrivals, including lambing, kidding, and calving.

Countryfile continues to bring viewers insightful stories and stunning visuals from across the British countryside, shedding light on rural, agricultural, and environmental issues.

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Countryfile airs on BBC One at 6:00 pm on Sunday, 14 April 2024.

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