Countryfile 58

Discover the best of the Yorkshire Dales

Enjoy 24 eccentric festivals

Find out why Sir David Attenborough is in favour of wind turbines

Tales of the Templars: uncover an ancient order hidden in our countryside

Plan a weekend break in Cambridge


Discover the best of the Yorkshire Dales


The Yorkshire Dales are a playground of beautiful contrasts, from heather moors to wildflower meadows enclosed by dry stone walls. Brigid Benson explores the distinctive flavours of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.

Time for turbines?

It is a contentious subject for the great man to speak out on, but Sir David Attenborough reveals to Richard Jones why he is in favour of wind turbines.

Your guide to eccentric Britain

Witness toe wrestling, hare pie scrambling, a Green Man battle and bog snorkelling this spring and summer with our guide to quirky events in the countryside.

Tales of the Templars

Clouded by mystery and legend, the Knights Templar were once a powerful force in Britain. Helen Nicholson is your guide to these ‘secret’ medieval warriors and shows you how to find traces of them in the landscape.

Plan a weekend break in Cambridge

In the first of our weekend guides, explore this beautiful university town at the heart of British history, then venture into the Fenlands beyond.


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