Countryfile 65 October

In this exciting issue: haunted landscapes, great railway journeys, the island of Swona, Britain's best wildlife films and the inspiration behind Tarka

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Inside this issue:

The Chilterns
Crunch through autumn leaves and stroll over rolling chalk hills in the Chilterns, the perfect escape from London
 
Haunted landscapes
Explore some of the country’s most chilling locations, as chosen by a group of our finest country writers
 
The Countryfile Photographic Competition winners
Revealed: the 12 finalists that will appear in the 2013 Countryfile calendar. Which one is your favourite?
 
A breed apart
Take a trip to the forgotten island of Swona, where a herd of wild cattle rules in the place of humans
 
Working for woodlands
Andy Byfield, from Plantlife, argues that we need to use our woods for fuel and timber if wildlife is to thrive
 
Adam Henson on where our food comes from – part two: Apples
Countryfile’s farmer looks at why we import so much ‘native’ fruit
 
Britain’s finest wildlife films
John Craven walks in the Cotswolds with nature writer Richard Mabey to celebrate 100 years of wildlife documentaries
 
Tarka country
How the rivers and woods of north Devon inspired Henry Williamson’s classic otter tale
 
Great Days Out: Great railway journeys with Julia Bradbury
Take a romantic steam train through stunning countryside or follow a walk along a forgotten railway
 
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Plus all your regular favourites: news, books, TV, your photos and your letters.