Bluebells on Loughrigg terrace, Lake District, UK.
Best of the British countryside in May

Enjoy spring wildlife and nature with our photo gallery of beautiful photographs

Things to see in May

Wildlife to spot and plants to forage for this month

 Spring the countryside

Enjoy warmer spring days with our seasonal nature guides 

UK's best walks

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

British wildlife

Learn how to identify species with our expert guides

Wildlife gardening

Turn your garden into a haven for wildlife this spring

BBC Countryfile Magazine Podcast

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


Home cooking recipes

Delicious seasonal recipe ideas

How to guides

Make homemade crafts and learn outdoor skills


The latest environment and wildlife news

The annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch shows that 16 of the top 20 small garden bird species have experienced a significant decline since last year’s survey.

Following the success of the reintroduction of beavers to land cared for by the National Trust in Somerset last year, a further pair have been released on the edge of the South Downs.

Although good numbers of sightings were recorded in 2020 for a number of butterfly species in the UK, conservationists warn that our view of what a 'good' year is shifting.

After a four-month investigation, it was been shown that the crayfish used in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! was not kept with a licence, despite it being an invasive non-native…

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With its beautiful and varied landscape, Exmoor National Park puts on a spectacular show as the seasons change

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