Filming with Countryfile
Derbyshire was the location for the filming of a forthcoming edition of Countryfile today.
Lane End Farm in the village of Abney welcomed presenter Ellie Harrison and the BBC Countryfile crew who came to film the work of the Lane End Farm Trust which provides horse riding and farm activities for disabled young people from across the county.
The Trust has recently been celebrating a Big Lottery grant for its 'Riding High' project which will enable the trust to extend the horse-riding activities it provides including the provision of a specially adapted carriage for people with access needs. The carriage, which was delivered today, can seat two people and can also be adapted to securely carry a wheelchair with the help of special tracking.
Presenter Ellie spoke with the staff about the work of the trust and to some of the young people visiting about what it feels like to spend time at the farm and be so close to nature.
After grooming some of the horses and meeting RJ the lamb who is just a month old Accessible Derbyshire joined the film crew and Ellie pony-trekking on the moors above Abney from where the views were spectacular!
Our congratulations and thanks go to Viv Howson and all the team at Lane End Farm for the tremendous work that they do and for successfully securing the lottery funding needed to extend this rewarding, enoyable and worthwhile project.