Anita Rani's countryside compilation this week on Countryfile

This week on Countryfile Anita Rani travels to one of her favourite places in the British countryside, Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales.

22nd December 2016
Malham Cove

It's a precious landscape that she's visited since growing up as a child in nearby Bradford. She learns more about this unique landscape and how it was formed thousands of years ago. She meets an artist, Katharine Holmes, whose passion, like her mother's and grandmother's before, is painting nearby Gordale Scar. She meets Anita in the pouring rain to show her her latest work. In the village of Malham, Anita catches up with the latest incumbent of the local smithy. Annabelle Bradley used to be a tax accountant, but when the smithy came up for sale she changed career and her life took a completely different direction. Anita has been to Malham Cove many times, but she's never climbed the walls of this famous limestone amphitheatre - until now. After a quick lesson she tackles one of the biggest challenges she's ever faced on the programme.

Anita Rani

Anita also looks back through the Countryfile archives as we revisit some famous faces who shared with us places in the British countryside that were particularly special to them. Like the time comedian Ed Byrne tried to bag a munro on there Isle of Skye, when England test cricket captain Alistair Cook invited us to the family sheep farm, when Olympic gold-winning boxer Nicola Adams took Adam Henson through his paces in her training ground in Leeds, and when Josh Widdecombe took us to the beach in Pembrokeshire where he spent many a happy childhood holiday.


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