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The Countryfile calendar competition is open!

This year's contest includes two new children's categories for budding nature photographers

Things to see in July

Wildlife to spot, places to visit and plants to forage for this month

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July foraging guide

This month, the countryside is alive with edible wild plants. Find out what to look for and where, and how to make the most of your bounty.

Home cooking recipes

From open-fire cooking to baking this season's allotment harvest, we have your summer recipes covered  

News

The latest environment and wildlife news

Vote in the annual Park Protector Awards, which celebrates the wonderful work of volunteers who look after national parks in England and Wales

As new outbreaks continue to be reported, top scientists collaborate on a new project to understand and contain the spread of avian influenza

A so-called ‘northern stronghold’ for rare hazel dormice has been created in Lancashire, with the introduction of 39 more to boost breeding numbers.

Countryfile's presenter Ellie Harrison argues that ASMR soundscapes will never be able to compete with the raw sounds of the natural world – and argues that we all should be listening to music in the…

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BBC Countryfile Magazine Podcast

Join us on a countryside escape in each episode of the award-winning Countryfile 'plodcast'

British wildlife

Learn how to identify species with our expert guides

UK's best walks

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

Wildlife gardening

Help support the creatures on your doorstep this winter

Outdoor kit reviews

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

Latest articles

How to guides

Make homemade crafts and learn outdoor skills

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