A Lake District Farmshop is a four-part Channel 4 series celebrating Tebay Services in Cumbria, Britain’s most scenic motorway services and a uniquely different stopping point on the M6. The four programmes, starting on Saturday 8th July at 8pm, follow key members of staff and the Cumbrian farmers and producers who help to make the services so popular and successful.
Set up in 1972 by local farmers John and Barbara Dunning, Tebay Services was the first and remains part of the only family-run motorway services business in the UK.
With 4.5 million visitors each year, Tebay Services is a lifeline – now more than ever – to the local community that works and trades there. The family have also been long involved with Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team.
The series provides an intimate insight into the rural community of Cumbria and its relationship to the wider world via the M6 motorway. Look out for the Team spending time on the fell with some of the staff from Tebay Services on a challenging rescue exercise.