BBC Countryfile Magazine issue 164: spring in the hills

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May 2020 BBC Countryfile Magazine

May issue on sale 30th April 2020

Wordworth’s lakes

To mark the 250th anniversary of the great poet’s birth, follow in his footsteps through the Lake District landscape that inspired his radical verse.

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Shooting wildflowers

Seasoned photographer Steve Nicholls reveals how you too can take stunning pictures of local flora.

Birth of an icon

The building of Salisbury Cathedral began 800 years ago. Emma Wells admires this medieval marvel.

50 bats in my belfry

The One Show’s Mike Dilger studies the shy, rare and remarkable species that has chosen to roost in his garage roof.

Natural sounds

Bring the outdoors into your headphones with the BBC’s 10 best audio nature shows. By radio producer Alasdair Cross.

Annual awards

We announce the winners of our 2020 awards, from top holiday destination to landmark of the year, as voted by you.

Teen tors

Join a team of youngsters as they take on an Army-devised challenge to conquer 10 tors in Dartmoor, Devon.

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Love bugs

You needn’t travel far to find incredible insects – the British Isles  is home to a fantastic array of fascinating species.