August 2015 issue of Countryfile

In our August issue we explore great lakes across Britain, from the Lake District to Loch Lomond. Plus, we travel to glorious Northumberland in search of castle country, Antony Gormley takes us on a tour of his latest artistic masterpiece, we take a trip on a classic sailing boat, share our favourite summer ice-cream recipes and much more. 

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In our August issue we explore great lakes across Britain, from the Lake District to Loch Lomond. Plus, we travel to glorious Northumberland in search of castle country, Antony Gormley takes us on a tour of his latest artistic masterpiece, we take a trip on a classic sailing boat, share our favourite summer ice-cream recipes and much more. Here’s where to buy the magazine

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COAST OF WAR AND PEACE

Explore Northumberland, where the white sand seems to stretch forever, and the coast is defended by a host of beaautiful brooding castles.

PINE MARTENS

Strange as it may seem, the red squirrel has found a defender against the grey in the form of its natural predator, the pine marten, says Tom Heap

LAND OF HOPE AND GORMLEY

Angel of the North sculptor Antony Gormley discusses his latest masterpiece, Land. 

THE JOY OF SAIL

What’s it like to take to the seas on a traditional shrimp trawler? 

DANGER: LIGHTNING

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In the wake of two people dying from lightning strikes in the Brecon Beacons, we investigate how to stay safe in a storm.