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News
Gulls are out in force across the UK this summer, feasting...
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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...
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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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The Countryside
In the first of our route series with Sustrans we go...
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News
Mark Elliott, Project Manager at the Devon Wildlife Trust,...
Blog Post
Maria Hodson attempts to master the art of taking a great...
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The Countryside
It’s been about 60 million years since there was an active...
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News
Gulls are out in force across the UK this summer, feasting on...
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The Countryside
They often cause proud gardeners to shudder, but get up close to...
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Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust, explains why...
Countryfile Calendar Photo Competition 2014
Explore the Countryside
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Wildlife Gardens
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In the second of our route series with Sustrans we...
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Seasonal Food
Amazing action-packed asparagus adventures! If you've ever...
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 
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
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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

  • Rabbit in the garden
  • Cousins at Tepee Valley
  • South Shields Beach
  • summer evening walk
  • Bufferfly fly away
  • Blue skies
  • Sunset field
  • See the light!
  • A Day Out in the Garden
  • Catching the last rays
  • Lightning Storm
  • Summer Sunset
Country News

Keep up-to-date with news from the countryside

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[30th of July 2014]
Gulls are out in force across the UK this summer, feasting on flying ants. But is their food...
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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...
The Countryside

Hints, tips and stories from the countryside

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Read Caroline Greene's coastal-inspired short story for a quick escape to the cliffs
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British Wildlife
Celebrate National Marine Week by going starfish spotting on Britain's coast this weekend
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In the first of our 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?