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.

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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!”

Inside the summer special issue

ISLE OF SKYE

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

WELCOME HOME, OSPREYS

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

RETURN OF THE RED KITE

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

CURIOUS COTSWOLDS

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

PERFECT PURBECK

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

KINGDOM OF THE GANNETS

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Chris Packham on bounteous Bass Rock.

CANOE CAMPING

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

SEASHORE SUPPERS

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

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

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

TENDING TOMATOES

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James Wong on how to boost flavour of homegrown tomatoes.

LAKE OF MY LIFE

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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!