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23 April marks the day of St George, the Patron Saint of...
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With the help of our friends at Radio Times, we look...
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This week the Countryfile team visits the Isles of Scilly,...
23 April marks the day of St George, the Patron Saint of...
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Many farms across the country welcome members of the public to...
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The mysterious yellow orb in the sky is shining, and with ...
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Keeping your family busy over the Easter holidays has never been...
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This spring sees the return of National Gardening Week, running...
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Spring has finally sprung, so we'd love to see your images of flowers: they could be the daffodils or primroses in...


Explore the UK countryside

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Days out and events in the countryside

We focus on one of the best sites in England to see the aurora borealis or Northern Lights – Kielder in Northumberland, as inspired by Stargazing Live.
The surviving stretches of this little known canal path are set among serene woodlands

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
Country News

Keep up-to-date with news from the countryside

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‪New access rights come into force for two new stretches of the England Coast Path in the...
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Are deadly species lurking in your canoe or angling kit?        
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Following Princess Anne's comments on Countryfile last Sunday, Dr Chris Cheesemen sets out...

Your photos from the UK countryside

Your Photos

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The Countryside

Hints, tips and stories from the countryside

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This spring sees the return of National Gardening Week, running from Monday 14 April – Sunday 20 April.
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The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is inviting volunteers to help monitor the bumblebee population across the whole of the UK
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Wild Garlic should just be coming in to bloom around Britain. Here we find out a bit more about these pungent plants.
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We explore what springtime space sights can be spotted as the days draw out and the stars appear later in the evening.
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Photographic competition
If you find yourself looking for some photographic inspiration but don't have time to trawl the thousands of blogs, streams and feeds on the net, well don't worry - we've done it for you.
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We take a look at some of Britain’s most endangered species.
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From Bitchfield to the River Piddle, Wetwang to Nether Wallop, Britain is full of places bearing unusual, amusing and sometimes downright rude names. But how do these names come about?