Britain’s most beautiful rivers

Refreshing waterside walks in Yorkshire, Dorset, Snowdonia, Hampshire, Highlands and more

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Discover the Thames: from source to spire

Starting as a shallow stream, the river widens into a giant that runs through British history. Ben Lerwill walks from its rural beginnings to beautiful Oxford.

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Beaver revolution

A new wild colony of these amazing aquatic engineers has appeared in Devon – and transformed the landscape. Fergus Collins investigates.

Jerome K Jerome

Remembering the author of the classic book about messing about on the river.

Lure of the river

Canoeing is the way to feel a river’s pulse – so pick up a paddle.

When the dove cries

Over an 11km stretch, the beautiful Dove is interrupted by no fewer than 177 weirs that slow the water. Stroll its banks while finding out how a restoration project is reviving the river. 

Suffragette swimmers

Just a century ago, a wave of bold female swimmers caused a splash by joining men in Britain’s waters. Plus seven top wild swimming spots today.

Funny fishermen

Comics Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer get hooked on angling. 

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BBC Countryfile live

We preview an exciting new experience at this year’s big summer show.

Great Days Out – beautiful rivers