Celebrate the Golden Cotswolds in our latest issue

Enjoy a blissful autumn of crisp hills walks and wanders in honey-stone villages


On sale date: 26th October 2018

Issue 144


The Cotswolds in the golden season

Autumn is the perfect time to roam the leafy valleys of the Cotswold Hills.

Forests of the mind

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough explores our relationship with the deep, dark woods through folklore old and new.

Forgotten Stories of Scapa Flow

The waters of Scapa Flow harbour many wartime tales, writes Mark Rowe.

Nature’s classroom

Children around the country are attending Forest School, but what are 
the benefits of lessons outdoors in the woods? Shauna Lowry finds out.

Wild people: Etta Lemon

The remarkable achievements of 
formidable RSPB founder Etta Lemon.

Toil and trouble 

Witches and their hunters are part of our rural history. Dr Suzannah Lipscomb sheds new light on some magical myths.

BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards

Your chance to nominate your favourite beach, village, country pub or wildlife success story for 2019’s awards.


Christmas curing

Try the ancient art of preserving and impress your guests 
with homemade cured bacon and ham for your festive table.

Plus much more…