Meet The Team
FERGUS COLLINS, Editor
Editor Fergus lives in deepest Monmouthshire with his family, where his neighbours are farmers, buzzards and sheep. When not working on the magazine he keeps chickens, grows vegetables and attempts to live more self-sufficiently. Read all of Fergus' blogs on Moving to the Countryside. >
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JOE PONTIN, Features Editor
Joe fills the magazine with interesting features from all corners of the British countryside. He loves spending weekends with his three young children, exploring the woods and hills near the village where they live.
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CARYS MATTHEWS, Digital Editor
Carys edits Countryfile.com and looks after the magazine's social media (find us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram). She recently returned to the West Country from London and loves trail running, wild swimming, photography and travelling to Britain's wild and remote places.
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HILARY CLOTHIER, Picture Editor
Hilary commissions all the great photographs and art work that feature in the magazine. She's always on the lookout for stunning new images from around Great Britain.
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LAURA PHILLIPS, Designer
Laura is the magazine's designer, which is a change from her previous job on an Irish dancing publication. She likes roller derby, bike rides, cosy pubs and cat cuddling.
TIM BATES, Art Editor
Tim has been with the magazine since its launch in 2008 and is responsible for its design. He spends his spare time chasing around his two year old son, who loves nothing more than putting on his wellingtons and going on adventures.
MARIA HODSON, Production Editor
Production Editor Maria jumped ship from the Big Smoke for Bristol and loves paddleboarding, hiking and camping and all things seaside and spontaneous.
SIAN LEWIS, Acting Section Editor
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Contact the team by telephone
0117 314 7399
Contact the team by mail
Fairfax Street Bristol