Listen to the latest from the Countryfile Magazine team as we bring you the stories behind the magazine features plus new ideas on places to visit every month.
Each podcast is packed with exclusive content, including interviews with the Countryfile presenters. Matt Baker talks about his life growing up on a farm and the unusual methods he used to train his sheepdog Meg while we go on a walk with Jules Hudson as he uncovers the prehistoric landscape of Pembrokeshire’s Preseli Hills.
But the real stars of the podcast are the people we meet while writing for the magazine – the wassail king who draws us into the weird and wonderful world of this New Year tradition, the fly fishing expert who reveals the best spots to cast your line and the witch of Stratford-upon-Avon, who gives us a spooky insight into rural witchcraft today.
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Countryfile Magazine: Matt Baker talks sheepdogs
This month, Countryfile’s Matt Baker talks about his bizarre methods for training sheepdogs, fellow presenter Jules Hudson learns prehistoric skills in Worcestershire, and Abigail Whyte walks and scoffs with the Pudding Club in the Cotswolds.
Countryfile Magazine: How to wassail
This month Countryfile’s Jules Hudson discovers a new way of walking and an ancient landscape in Pembrokeshire’s Preseli Hills, while BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Vernon Harwood indulges in one of England’s oldest January traditions – wassailing the apple trees to ensure a good crop of cider this autumn.
Countryfile Magazine: The Pub Quiz
This month the team challenge you to the Countryfile Magazine Pub Quiz, while editor Fergus goes in search of one of Britain’s most breathtaking winter spectacles: hundreds of thousands of starlings swirling above the Somerset Levels.
Countryfile Magazine: Romantic ruins & the Yorkshire Wolds
This month the team challenge you to find Britain’s most romantic ruin and discuss the ones that got away, while editor Fergus explores a magical market town deep in the Yorkshire Wolds.
Countryfile Magazine: Waterways special
The team discuss Britain’s most enticing waterways and riverside experiences. A fly fishing expert shares tips on how to catch grayling and trout on the River Severn and a real life witch from Stratford-upon-Avon gives an insight into rural witchcraft today.
Countryfile Magazine: A gamekeeper’s year
This month the team discuss extreme challenges verses leisurely British breaks and pick their favourite features from the August issue, from Daphne du Maurier’s Cornwall to the fate of the Cuckmere Valley. Plus, gamekeeper John Cowan shares a rare insight into his profession.
Countryfile Magazine: Marlborough Downs
This month, the team discuss the brand new Easter issue of Countryfile magazine and Fergus heads out into rural Wiltshire to explore the Marlborough Downs, Wiltshire.