BBC Countryfile Magazine issue 168: Lost Lanes

Discover ancient tracks and hidden trails through peaceful countryside

Published: August 24th, 2020 at 12:03 pm
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September in the country

  • Four wonderful reads on walking
  • Bake a blackberry and rosewater cake
  • How to make a minnow trap

Vintage downland

Join Dixe Wills on a two-wheeled tour of the idyllic vineyards of the South Downs, where he meets the makers of celebrated British wines.

Take the plunge!

Enjoy a refreshing late-summer dip in sparkling seas, rivers and lakes with outdoor swimmer Ella Foote, and discover some of the best wild swimming spots in Britain.

The restorative power of nature

Connecting to the great outdoors was a lifeline during lockdown. Melissa Harrison explores how nature boosts our health and wellbeing, and asks what we can do now to repay the favour.

Healing our hills

We love climbing mountains, but many boots take their toll. A huge path-building project is now restoring the walkways on our Highland giants.

Seventy years of supermarkets

Joanna Blythman looks at how the shopping revolution that began in the 1970s has transformed our countryside.

Life on the hedge

Hedgerows teem with life and lore in autumn – discover their secrets.

How to build a garden pond

A garden pond is one of the best ways to boost wildlife. Build your own wetland with Jules Howard’s easy guide.


  • Great Days Out – Coastal walks
  • Columns from the Countryfile presenters
  • Behind the Headlines

Issue 168 on sale 21st August 2020

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