The best of Matt Baker

In September's BBC Countryfile Magazine Matt Baker shares the secrets of his home, County Durham.

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The September issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine is now on sale. This month, we’re very excited to join one of our favourite presenters, Countryfile‘s Matt Baker, as he takes us on a tour of County Durham – the place he’s proud to call home.


Matt feels at his happiest when he’s on top of the Durham Dales, taking in the rugged, untamed landscape. It was here that he grew up on his family farm and went to school.

The peace and open spaces provide the idealic setting for Matt to get away from it all after working away with the Countryfile team and have some time to himself.

There’s also plenty to explore when he’s not in the mood take things slow with places like the impressive Durham Cathedral or the beguiling Burtreeford Falls.


Discover more about the hidden gems of Matt’s beloved homeland in this month’s issue, in shops today. And, if you’re a Matt Baker fan, read more about his countryside adventures below…