A POPULAR family-run farm near Oswestry is set to feature on the BBC’s Countryfile programme after a visit from a famous face recently.

Treflach Farm will be on the show later this month after presenter Matt Baker joined in on some work at the Morda farm.

Run by Ian Steele and his family, the farm is situated next to the Offa’s Dyke Trail which marks its 50th anniversary this year.

It is also situated next to the Sweeney Fen, a site of special scientific interest (SSSI), which television presenter Matt helped to do some work on during his visit.

Ian said: “There were two focuses on the day of Matt’s visit. It is the 50th anniversary of the Offa’s Dyke Trail, which passes close to the farm, so we get walkers along the trail stopping off at our camping and glamping site.

“We also run a project with the wildlife trust where we manage the Sweeney Fen, which is a site of special scientific interest, next to the farm.

“We hand-cut reeds and rushes and wildflowers when they’ve gone to seed, and strew that material on our ground to encourage biodiversity and introduce pioneer species to colonise our ground.

“We have the wetland regeneration project on the farm which has been running for about 10 to 15 years, and Matt came along and got involved with some of the work we’re doing.

“We gave him a tour of the camping and glamping site while he was here too.”

The farm is home to a camping and glamping site as well as a shop, butchery and bakery.

It also featured on television programme Born Mucky, on Quest, which documented life on the farm.

Ahead of another appearance on the big screen, Ian was pleased with how the visit from Matt and the BBC cameras went.

“He had a really good time and was very impressed with the set-up we’ve got,” Ian said.

“We’ve worked very hard to create a welcoming and open space here.

“Luckily the sun shone, we got a fair bit done and we had a great day.”

The episode of Countryfile featuring Treflach Farm is set to air on BBC One on Sunday, August 22.