In Pictures: Best of British on show at Countryfile Live

Countryfile fans have descended on Oxfordshire’s spectacular Blenheim Palace to celebrate all things nature.

Running across four days, Countryfile Live will see visitors take part in a range of outdoor pursuits and meet the stars of the popular BBC show – all the while hoping the weather holds out.

Here’s a look at some highlights as the festival got under way:

BBC Countryfile Live
BBC Countryfile presenters (left to right) Adam Henson, Anita Rani, John Craven, Tom Heap, Joe Crowley, Charlotte Smith and Ellie Harrison were on hand to meet fans of the popular show (Steve Parsons/PA)
John Craven
Long-serving presenter Craven was delighted to have a pub named after him (Steve Parsons/PA)
A dressage display
A dressage display (Steve Parsons/P{A)
BBC Countryfile Live
Taking to the water for paddle-boarding and kayaking (Steve Parsons/PA)
A Mini Countryman takes on a obstacle course
A Mini Countryman takes on a obstacle course (Steve Parsons/PA)
The Hawking Centre team put on a falconry display
The Hawking Centre team put on a falconry display (Steve Parsons/PA)
BBC Countryfile Live
Dancing around the May Pole (Steve Parsons/PA)
BBC Countryfile Live
Meeting the livestock on show (Steve Parsons/PA)
Ollie Ollerton
Ollie Ollerton, host of SAS Who Dare Wins, was among the celebrity guests (Steve Parsons/PA)
Children try their hands at fishing
Children try their hand at fishing (Steve Parsons/PA)
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