Countryfile is back in Powys with another iconic landmark taking centre stage in tonight's episode.

The popular BBC programme will show presenter Matt Baker's visit to see bank repairs and wildlife along the Montgomery Canal before discovering the species that call it home.

Almost £14 million of UK Government funding will go towards restoring and reopening the canal between Llanymynech and Welshpool. The latest project is expected to be completed by March 2025.

In last week's episode Powis Castle was the star of the show after a BBC film crew descended on the world-famous gardens near Welshpool.


Countryfile host Charlotte Smith visited the National Trust property to explore the impressive grounds and grand rooms of the former medieval fortress.

Charlotte found out about the rise and fall of the castle’s battle-scarred walls and discovered how the 25 acres of formal gardens were created over the centuries.

She also joined the castle’s conservationist to get a hands-on experience of a typical day maintaining its maze of rooms.

Powis Castle shared on social media: "We recently welcomed the crew to the castle and garden to celebrate the wide variety of stories we have here at this special place.

"We hope you all enjoy the episode and thank you to everyone who visits, cares for and looks after this historic property."

Also on tonight's episode of the hit show is the much-loved World Heritage Site - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - the UK's longest and highest canal, situated in Trevor near Llangollen in North Wales.

For the first time in two decades, the canal is being drained as part of a major project by the Canal and River Trust.

Matt and Charlotte are on hand to see what it takes to maintain this massive landmark.

The Montgomery Canal episode will be shown on BBC One Wales at 6pm on Sunday, March 3, and the Powis Castle episode is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer.