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LateRooms.com’s annual Best Kept Secret Awards...
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A new code of practise for the use of sky lanterns has...
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This week on Countryfile John and Anita are exploring...
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Earlier in 2014 Countryfile asked for viewer...
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The Octavia Hill Awards celebrate people who help...
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This year, the Octavia Hill Awards are looking for heroes...
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This week on Countryfile John and Anita are exploring...
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The Countryside
Ever wondered what it would take to build your home entirely...
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The Countryside
Escape to one of these ten secret spots where nature has run...
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News
A new code of practise for the use of sky lanterns has been...
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LateRooms.com’s annual Best Kept Secret Awards returns for...
Countryfile Calendar Photo Competition 2014
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Escape to one of these ten secret spots where nature has run...
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Ever wondered what it would take to build your home entirely...
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In the fourth of our route series with Sustrans we...
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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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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
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  • Windermere
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[21th of August 2014]
LateRooms.com’s annual Best Kept Secret Awards returns for a fifth year, hunting for...
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[21th of August 2014]
A new code of practise for the use of sky lanterns has been published, following ...
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[13th of August 2014]
The Octavia Hill Awards celebrate people who help children and young...
The Countryside

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Escape to one of these ten secret spots where nature has run wild. 
©Simon Dale/Nerd Like You Hobbit House
Ever wondered what it would take to build your home entirely from scratch? Lizzie Duffin picks five self-built eco homes that demonstrate how you can masterfully make a glorious home for very little cash. 
John Grimshaw/Sustrans (©Sustrans) - Best cycling/walking routes
In the fourth of our route series with Sustrans we explore the best cycle routes which also make for great days out on foot.
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The truth about
Calm, cud-chewing bovines or a serious threat to walkers? Lizzie Duffin investigates how dangerous cows in the countryside really are. 
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Conservation
Got a bit of free time and a love of all things rural? Here are ten rewarding ways you can volunteer in the countryside. Warm fuzzy feelings guaranteed! 
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Photographic competition
Judge and one-time winner of the BBC Countryfile Calendar Photo Rosy Burke gives us a sneak peek at what went on at the 2014 judging.   
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In the third of our route series with Sustrans we round up the best cycle rides along Britain's glorious coastline.