This Sunday, Countryfile celebrates the harvest

This week, John Craven leads an autumnal harvest special episode of Countryfile


This week, John Craven is in Somerset to investigate the mysterious ‘mast’, a strange natural occurrence whereby trees, shrubs and hedgerows all produce a super abundance of fruit. He tries his hand at hedgerow harvests before meeting up with The Wurzels for some cider-drinking. John also looks back at Countryfile’s best autumnal moments.


Explore Somerset using our days out, features and walks…

Discover The Somerset Levels

With a blend of Arthurian legend, medieval history and staggering wildlife, this mysterious wetland landscape should be on your must-visit list this year, says Stephen Moss

Clevedon seafront, Somerset

Blowing away the festive cobwebs by exploring this charming town and its pretty pier

The five best places to spend your Bank Holiday weekend

Feel like doing something a bit different this bank holiday but struggling for ideas? Take a look at our top five ways to not waste your long weekend for some inspiration…

Five days to the weekend: Frome

There’s always something going on in this beautiful Somerset market town

The great starling roost, Ham Wall, Somerset

A single starling is easily overlooked. A flock of several million makes for a legendary evening’s entertainment.

The Roman Baths, Bath

Be enchanted by the relics of an ancient temple and huge bathing complex

Refine your palate and work up an appetite with our favourite foodie features…

Top 10 autumnal treats

As the nights grow longer and temperatures drop below zero, there are certain seasonal foods and drinks that will start appearing on restaurant and café menus up and down the country. Countryfile Magazine rounds up the usual suspects along with some less well-known delicacies.

Top five farmers’ markets

Rosie Daniel explores what our farmers’ markets have to offer

Born to forage

Anyone can find tasty food for free in the countryside. Here, John Wright shows what to look for on your next walk

Top 10 foraging courses

Here’s our round-up of the courses that will equip you with everything you might need to know about foraging.

Top 10 autumnal gardens

Here’s our round-up of the top 10 best autumnal gardens to visit this season

Traditional Bread, Redbourn, Hertfordshire

Visit a working mill in a beautiful chalk stream valley

Cheddar cheese, Cheddar, Somerset

Explore this breath-taking cleft in the Mendip hills and the village whose cheese conquered the world

How to bake bread

It’s nutritious, delicious, cheap and easy, so perhaps more of us should be baking our own bread. Clare Hargreaves met baker Jane Mason to find out how.

Learn to make cider, Wellbeck, Nottinghamshire

Embrace a countryside tradition, discover new apple varieties and create your own tasty drink

Learn to make real beer

Brewing your own beer is easy, enjoyable and can save you money. Andy Hamilton shows you how to make ale to rival the best your local pub can offer

Food hero: meet cheesemaker George Keen


George Keen uses raw milk and traditional techniques to craft one of the world’s finest cheddars. Clare Hargreaves went to meet him.