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Waterways special:

Discover the Wye from source to sea

Climb a waterfall, build a coracle, enter the world of The Wind in the Willows or amble a riverside path with 20 watery Great Days Out

Be thrifty and enjoy 52 free days out in the countryside

Find out what Will Self has to say about the joys of camping

Learn about the wildlife of churchyards

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Waterways special:

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Discover the Wye from source to sea
Follow Britain’s most beautiful river from its source in the Welsh hills through landscapes rich in wildlife and history.

Watery days out
Climb a waterfall, build a coracle, enter the world of The Wind in the Willows or amble a riverside path with 20 watery Great Days Out.

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See Britain for free
52 brilliant ways to enjoy the countryside that won’t cost you a penny – featuring choices by John Craven, Adam Henson, Jules Hudson, Ellie Harrison, Chris Packham, Kate Humbe and many more…

Will Self: a call to camp
Novelist and journalist Will Self tells us why camping should be a compulsory rite of passage to foster a deeper understanding of the countryside.
 
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Illustration: Tracy Tucker
 
Wildlife of the churchyard
Find out how graveyards have become important havens for our native wildflowers and a host of creatures, and need to be managed sensitively.