Coast & Country: Feeding time at the zoo

This week Andrew Price visits Snowdonia, Ruth Wignall puts Welsh days out to the test and Nicola Hendy goes in search of spring wildlife.

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Coast & Country: Today from the Royal Welsh Show

The Coast & Country team will be bringing you all the very latest from the Royal Welsh Show, tonight at 10.35pm on ITV Cymru Wales.

Hannah brings us all the action from the Hill Radnor sheep competition and Ruth is looking at the best of the Welsh food produce at the show and Andrew visits the forestry section.

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Tonights show reports from the Royal Welsh Show Credit: ITV News

The Llyndy Isaf scholarship is a partnership between National Trust Eryri and Wales YFC, which awards a YFC member the unique opportunity to become a farm manager for the year.

Carl was at the winners announcement and chats to this year’s recipient. Finally, Andrew and Nicky go head to head in an epic Royal Welsh challenge.

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Andrew and Nicky go head to head on a showground challenge. Credit: ITV News

Find out who was victorious tonight on Coast & Country at The Royal Welsh Show 2014, at 10.35pm on ITV Cymru Wales.

Coast & Country: Royal Welsh Preview Show

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Andrew visits the National Cycle Collection in Llandrindod Wells Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

This week the Coast & Country team look ahead to the Royal Welsh Show 2014.

Andrew travels to the Royal Welsh feature county of Radnorshire. He visits the National Cycle Collection in Llandrindod Wells, meets landscape historian Stewart Fry and tries his hand at dry stone walling!

Ruth meets two inspirational female farmers, including this year’s Royal Welsh Lady president Rhian Duggan.

Nicky visits the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh to meet Welsh Judge Tim Pritchard and the Tibbey family from Bala, competing with their Welsh ponies.

Watch our build up to the 2014 Royal Welsh Show, Friday, 8pm on ITV Cymru Wales.

Don't miss Coast & Country at The Royal Welsh Show 2014 next Tuesday, July 22nd at 10.35pm on ITV Cymru Wales. We will be bringing you the very latest from around the showground in Llanelwedd.

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Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

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Coast & Country is back!

Andrew Price meets legendary mountaineer Eric Jones Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Coast & Country returns this Friday with a brand new series showcasing the very best of the Welsh countryside and its people.

This week Andrew Price meets legendary mountaineer Eric Jones and they go rock climbing in the Llanberis Pass, in the Snowdonia National Park.

The pair go rock climbing in the Llanberis Pass Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

During a visit to Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel, which is full of mountaineering history, Eric tells us about his greatest adventures, such as climbing the north face of the Eiger by himself, without ropes.

He also recounts the time he flew over Everest in a hot air balloon, narrowly avoiding disaster due to a frozen oxygen pipe. Hannah Thomas discovers the results of a phenomenal renovation project that's brought a magical part of Carmarthenshire back to life.

Hannah pays a visit to Aberglasney House and Gardens Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Aberglasney House and Gardens was once lost in time, but thanks to a shock donation from an American benefactor it's blooming once more.

Nicky is put through her paces when she spends the day training with the RNLI lifeguards on Aberafan beach and meets a crew of aspiring lifeguards.

Aberafan Beach Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Don’t miss the start of our summer series this Friday, July 11th at 8.00pm on ITV Cymru Wales.

You can also like us on facebook and follow us on twitter for the very latest updates and behind the scenes pictures from the Coast & Country team.

Catch up: Coast & Country, Series 2 episode 10

In this episode:

Andrew meets Jonathan from The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company and they forage along Freshwater West Beach.

Ruth and her family visit Llandudno. They go skiing and sno-tubing and take a ride on the Great Orme Tramway.

Nicola investigates wildfires in the Rhondda Valleys and plans to curb their devastating impacts in the future.

Coast & Country: Foraging on the Pembrokeshire Coast

Freshwater West beach. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

This week, Andrew meets Jonathan Williams from The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company.

They forage along Freshwater West beach before heading to the kitchen to cook what they have found.

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Andrew and Jonathan also visit the iconic seaweed drying hut at Freshwater West. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Ruth and her family travel to Llandudno to go skiing and sno-tubing at Llandudno Ski & Snowboard Centre. They also take a ride on the Great Orme Tramway, Britain's only cable-hauled public road tramway.

Nicola looks at the effects of wildfires in the Rhondda Valleys and plans to curb their devastating impact in the future.

Coast & Country is on tonight at 8pm on ITV Cymru Wales.

This week Nicky is looking at the devastating effects of wildfires. Credit: South Wales Fire & Rescue

Catch up: Coast & Country, Series 2 episode 9

In this episode:

Andrew meets ospreys Monty and Glesni at Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve and takes a tour around the new 360 observatory.

Hannah visits a farmer who has been using Glastir, a Welsh Government Scheme that offers farmers subsidies in exchange for completing work that benefits the environment.

Nicola discovers all about the pioneering work done by the Glyncorrwg Ponds Co-operative.

She also meets Welsh Youth Fly Fishing Champions Grant Davies and Lewis Rumble and has a go at fly fishing herself.

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Coast & Country at the Dyfi Osprey Project

Ospreys Monty and Glesni Credit: Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

This week Andrew meets ospreys Monty and Glesni at Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve.

He goes behind the scenes at the project which is run by Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust and takes a tour around the brand new 360 degree observatory.

Hannah visits South Wales dairy farmer Rob Reader, who has been using Glastir, a Welsh Government Scheme that offers farmers subsidies in exchange for completing work that benefits the environment, since 2012.

Hannah visits Rob Reader on his farm in Wenvoe Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Hannah also meets Jen Stockdale, a PHD student studying the effects that wildlife friendly farming has on the nesting habitats and diets of birds and is using Rob’s farm as a case study.

Nicola is discovering all about the pioneering work done by the Glyncorrwg Ponds Co-operative.

She also goes fly fishing with guidance from Welsh Youth Fly Fishing Champions Grant Davies and Lewis Rumble.

Coast & Country is on Friday, 8pm on ITV Cymru Wales.

Coast & Country: Cycling the Mawddach Trail

Andrew and Graham enjoying the beautiful scenery along the Mawddach Trail Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

This week Andrew Price is on two wheels as he cycles along the Mawddach Trail, that runs from Dolgellau to Barmouth, accompanied by local trail guide Graham O’Hanlon.

Carl visits the Glanusk Estate, one of the largest privately owned Estates in Wales Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Carl visits Glanusk Estate and meets Harry Legge-Bourke to find out more about its history. He also gets behind the wheel to have a go at 4x4 driver training.

Nicola is looking at the plight of the red squirrel in Mid Wales and the efforts of local partners and volunteers to revive their fortunes.

Coast & Country is on tonight at 8pm on ITV Cymru Wales.

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