A POPULAR service station says it is ‘delighted’ to feature in its very own documentary series this month.

A Lake District Farmshop is a four-part Channel 4 series celebrating Tebay Services, a uniquely different stopping point on the M6.

The series follows key members of staff, as well as the Cumbrian farmers and producers who rally to maintain the family-owned business that has been a cherished pit stop for holidaymakers, truckers and road trippers for nearly 50 years.

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, which welcomes 4.5 million visitors each year to enjoy its Farmshop & Kitchen.

Sarah Dunning, chair of the Westmorland Family, which owns and operates Tebay Services, said: “The world is at a pivotal moment at present, and it has given us a chance to appreciate and value what is on our doorsteps.

“Local produce, local landscapes and communities have been at the very heart of Tebay Services, and it’s a great pleasure to share these stories with a wider audience.”

The programme’s first instalment will air on July 10 at 8pm and runs for four weeks.