Winter garden in colour
Best winter gardens to visit in the UK

On a sparkling frosty day, why not explore one of Britain's great winter gardens? Here are some of the best for seasonal colour, scent and spectacle.

Things to see in December

Wildlife to spot and plants to forage for this month


Explore our festive features, recipes, gifts and crafts!

A man and his dog walk atop the frosty Halkyn mountain in Flintshire with breathtaking panoramic views in the background
Get outdoors this Christmas

Whether stargazing, walking or roasting chestnuts over a bonfire, here are our favourite outdoor activities to enjoy in the British countryside over the festive season.

British wildlife

Learn how to identify species with our expert guides

BBC Countryfile Magazine Podcast

Join us on a countryside escape in each episode of the podcast

UK's best walks

From gentle strolls to multi-day hikes, find the best walking routes in Britain

Loch Ba and Black Mount Mountain Range, Rannoch Moor, Scotland
Uplifting winter walks

Discover the UK's most dramatic winter landscapes from our selection of seasonal walks, complete with maps and route descriptions.

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Provided by Princess Cruises

Embark on a voyage to Scandinavia and discover a new world of nature, history and culture this year, with Princess Cruises


The latest environment and wildlife news

Discover the dramatic range of hills that inspired CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien and Edward Elgar to create some of the greatest works in the English canon

Fifteen months after the brutal pollution of the River Llynfi in Powys, which wiped out all the wildlife in the river, Natural Resources Wales announce it has insufficient evidence to prosecute. But…

House and tree sparrow populations have declined by a shocking 50%, according to a report published today by the RSPB.

As many people grow disillusioned with Black Friday, a counter-movement has sprung up on 26 November to promote good causes instead. Here's our guide to how to join in with Green Friday in the UK

Wildlife gardening

Help support the creatures on your doorstep this winter

Home cooking recipes

Delicious seasonal recipe ideas

Family days out

Fun days out and family activities to enjoy this autum

Outdoor kit reviews

Our pick of the best walking and camping gear for outdoor adventures


How to guides

Make homemade crafts and learn outdoor skills

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