Boxed Off client in nail-biting BBC One race

BBC Countryfile's John Craven with Alan Kendall

Boxed Off client Snowdon Mountain Railway has featured as part of a Snowdonia special on BBC One’s Countryfile.

The popular Sunday evening programme showcased stories from Wales’ largest national park, including an exciting race with a difference up Mount Snowdon.

John Craven, the respected BBC broadcaster and main presenter of Countryfile, climbed aboard a Snowdon Mountain Railway carriage and raced a hill runner to the top of Wales’ highest peak.

The programme also featured stories about endangered Welsh birds of prey and a local painter with a love for the Snowdonian landscape.

Alan Kendall, Snowdon Mountain Railway’s general manager, said:

“It was fantastic to be able to welcome John Craven and the BBC’s Countryfile team to Snowdon in the railway’s 120th anniversary year.

“We thought the show’s idea to film a race between a hill runner and one of our famous locomotives was brilliant and it really was great fun to be involved.

“We’re always pleased to be able to help film crews reach the summit with ease and show the glorious landscape of Snowdonia to the world.”

This comes during a busy time for the steam railway with another major UK broadcaster shooting an adventure travelogue at Snowdon recently, taking on the mountain’s challenge, filming at the summit and enjoying the railway’s more leisurely journey down.

You can watch Countryfile’s Snowdonia special by clicking here.

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