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BBC makes Country Tracks in Lancashire

This BBC TV programme celebrates the British countryside. Recently the team visited Lancashire, on a journey from Fleetwood to Rawtenstall. The journey included visits to three Panopticons, Atom in Pendle, Singing Ringing Tree in Burnley and Halo in Haslingden. The theme of the programme was cycling, so they also took in the acclaimed Mountain Biking centre at Lee Quarry in Bacup.

The team made two visits, one to plan the filming and one to film the show with their presenter, Mark Beaumont. Two more starkly contrasting days couldn’t be imagined! The weather for the scouting trip was glorious, more like summer than spring, as can be seen in the images:

Atom (above Wycoller)
Halo (above Haslingdon)
Singing Ringing Tree (above Burnley)
Ferroterrasaurus (above Bacup)
However on the day of the shoot, the wind howled and the rain fell!
Mark was joined at Lee Quarry by top trials rider Ali Clarkson. Country Tracks in Lancashire will be on the BBC soon.