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Mark Elliott, Project Manager at the Devon Wildlife Trust,...
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Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust, explains...
Blog Post
Maria Hodson attempts to master the art of taking a great...
Competition
Here's your chance to win a five-night stay at the...
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Poll
New research claims that eating beef could have a larger...
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Tips & Techniques
Take instantly better photos of Britain's magnificent...
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News
A new study of government data shows that two in every...
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The Countryside
In the first of our four-part route series with Sustrans we...
Blog Post
Maria Hodson attempts to master the art of taking a great...
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The Countryside
Found a bee struggling to fly? Here are a few tips to help get...
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The Countryside
They often cause proud gardeners to shudder, but get up close to...
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News
Mark Elliott, Project Manager at the Devon Wildlife Trust,...
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The Countryside
It’s been about 60 million years since there was an active...
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The Countryside
Celebrate National Marine Week by going starfish spotting...
Countryfile Calendar Photo Competition 2014
Explore the Countryside
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Seasonal Food
Amazing action-packed asparagus adventures! If you've ever...
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Snowdonia
It’s been about 60 million years since there was an active...
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Read Caroline Greene's coastal-inspired short story for a...
Your Photos

It's pretty sweltering out there this month! If you've been taking sunshiny snaps this summer, enter them into our...

Walks

Explore the UK countryside

Places to Visit

Days out and events in the countryside

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Once a carrot field, this fenland is a great conservation success story – and a wonderful wild experience 
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The Dyfi Valley’s salt marshes and wetlands ensure it’s always teeming with a wide variety of birdlife  
Holidays

Holidays in the UK countryside

Basking shark
Wildlife photographer, cameraman and presenter Charlie Hamilton James reveals what it’s like to witness these magnificent creatures up close
Jules Hudson, Attingham Park
Jules Hudson learns the archaic art of maintaining a walled garden on a National Trust working holiday
Photography

Your photos from the UK countryside

Your Photos

  • Lightening Tree
  • summer walk with cousins
  • Breaking Waves
  • Garden Blues
  • Relaxing
  • summer days
  • soft and gentle
  • Bee in flight
  • Calm Place
  • Summers evening in Richmond Park,after the picnic
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  • gathering the hay
Country News

Keep up-to-date with news from the countryside

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[28th of July 2014]
Mark Elliott, Project Manager at the Devon Wildlife Trust, explains why we need beavers back...
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[28th of July 2014]
Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust, explains why beavers should not be...
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[17th of July 2014]
A new study of government data shows that two in every three loaves of bread sold in the UK...
The Countryside

Hints, tips and stories from the countryside

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In the first of our four-part route series with Sustrans we go exploring the best bike rides through Britain's glorious national parks. 
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Bugs and others
They often cause proud gardeners to shudder, but get up close to slugs and snails and there's some very cool (and very odd) stuff going on. Here are 20 weird and wonderful facts about gastropods.
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Insects
Found a bee struggling to fly? Here are a few tips to help get it back in the air in no time.
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Discover
Your guide to the most spectacular natural rock forms along the British coast. 
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Top 10
Daniel Start, author of two fantastic books on wild swimming, gives us a little preview of Britain's magical rivers, lochs and glacial lakes that are perfect for beating the heatwave  
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Birdwatching
These hot, sultry days in July and August can seem very quiet from a bird watching perspective. Where have all the birds gone?
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We've rounded the best in rural telly for you to enjoy this week.