TV presenter John Craven has been in Helmsley, filming an up-coming episode of Countryfile which will see him creating a very special stick.

The Countryfile team spent six hours in the North Yorkshire town with husband and wife team Keith and Jacky Pickering from the local business, The Stick Man.

After spending a couple of hours finding suitable sticks in Duncombe Park, they returned to The Stick Man’s workshop at Helmsley Walled Garden’s Craft Units to set to work.

John was shown the ropes by renowned stick maker Keith, creating a stunning Golden Eagle stick, which will be revealed in the show, to be aired on January 27.

Mr Pickering said: “John is a lovely guy, and we had a fantastic day with the crew, cutting sticks in the woods and then taking them back to the workshop to show the process of creating the finished product. It’s always great to have the opportunity to show people what myself and Jacky do."