Christmas in the countryside
Discover the fiery side of the robin, explore England's snowiest place and great Christmas gifts in our December issue
Ye Olde Christmas
With castles and carols, ancient hills and festive cheer, Shropshire offers a classic country Christmas.
The real robin
The nation’s favourite bird graces seasonal greetings cards but there’s a lot more to this fiery character than meets the eye, says Stephen Moss.
In the latest of our Wild People series, we look at Ronald Lockley, the naturalist who inspired Watership Down.
Woven into history
An old wool mill on the Pembrokeshire coast still produces beautiful Welsh blankets and cloth – take a peep inside.
Rudolph’s cousins roam the Cairngorms, where a herd from Sweden has lived happily for 65 years.
Mulled drinks and yuletide bakes
Smoking Bishop, vicar? Get into the spirit of the season with traditional mulled drinks and tasty baked treats.
England’s snowiest place
For a White Christmas, head deep into the northern Pennines, home to the highest snowfall in the country.
Great gift ideas for country lovers, from a cosy jacket to a wooden boules set.