Eight perfect locations for skylark song
The facts of skylarks are not quite as the poems would have them: singing has a function, as males defend territories and boast. In recent years, the British population has crashed, but they are still widespread. Here are some of the places you can hear and see them…
Along the Tissington Trail you can cycle under skylarks along the old railway line.
At Studham Common, five miles from Luton, there are summer orchids in the grass and red kites jostling overhead with the larks.
Read more about these wonderful birds in our skylark feature in the June issue of Countryfile Magazine.