Countryfile’s 100th Issue: summer special!

In our beautiful summer special to celebrate 100 issues of BBC Countryfile Magazine we're hunting out your summer of a lifetime in Skye, the Cotswolds, Dorset, the Cornish coast and more with articles by Chris Packham, Helen Skelton, Matt Baker, John Craven and other rural favourites. 

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In our beautiful summer special to celebrate 100 issues of BBC Countryfile Magazine we’re hunting out your summer of a lifetime in Skye, the Cotswolds, Dorset, the Cornish coast and more with articles by Chris Packham, Helen Skelton, Matt Baker, John Craven and other rural favourites. Here’s where to buy the magazine

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WE’RE 100 ISSUES OLD! 

Editor Fergus Collins says: “BBC Countryfile Magazine was launched in 2007 to build on the ever-growing popularity of the TV show. If Gardener’s World and Top of the Pops could have their own magazines, why not Britain’s favourite TV programme about rural affairs? Now we’ve reached our 100th issue, so we’ve brought the incredible writers we’ve met over the years together in a celebration of the greatest experiences it’s possible to have in the countryside. Here’s to a glorious summer!”

To celebrate the summer special we’ve created a very silly video: a panorama of holiday fun in just one take. How many holiday cliches can you spot? 

Inside the summer special issue

ISLE OF SKYE

Glittering shores, soaring hills, wild sea eagles – Skye has limitless joys, says Jim Crumley

WELCOME HOME, OSPREYS

George Monbiot recalls his first sighting of the once-extinct bird of prey in Wales.

RETURN OF THE RED KITE

John Craven on the successful rehoming of a majestic raptor to its former land.

CURIOUS COTSWOLDS

Its charms are well known, and there are many hidden nooks to relish too, says Louise Tickle

PERFECT PURBECK

Tristan Gooley introduces the geology, flora and fauna behind the Dorset peninsula of staggering beauty.

KINGDOM OF THE GANNETS

Chris Packham on bounteous Bass Rock. 

CANOE CAMPING

Pack up your boat for dreamy voyages along our lakes, coasts and waterways with Tim Gent

SEASHORE SUPPERS

Cooking outdoors is a classic summer treat – follow these easy and tasty recipes from Genevieve Taylor for a great beach barbeque. 

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

From a wheelwright to a miller – Matt Baker meets the young people investing time in traditional craft.

TENDING TOMATOES

James Wong on how to boost flavour of homegrown tomatoes. 

LAKE OF MY LIFE

Helen Skelton on her love of Ullswater. 

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Jules Hudson travels back in time along the vintage Severn Valley Railway, admiring stunning views by steam train.

PLUS ride the Coast 2 Coast cycle path, hunt for moths by moonlight, forage in rockpools, learn to sketch with charcoal and tons more!