Issue 156: On sale 19th October 2019
October in the country
› Try a delicious recipe for roast rabbit.
› Where to go for Halloween scares.
› News from our litter heroes campaign.
Spider ID guide
Nine common arachnids to spot.
Worcestershire’s autumn wonders
Marie Kreft guides you through the beautiful orchards, pastures and villages that fill the landscape between the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds.
On your cover
Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton delights in seasonal colours on wild hill walks in her favourite countryside.
Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton celebrates autumnal adventures in Britain’s countryside and the exhilaration of spending a day outdoors.
Return of the pine marten
Travel to mid-Wales with Julie Brominicks to discover how a colony of reintroduced pine martins is not only thriving but helping to improve the forest they’ve made their home.
Britain’s forest revolution
On the Forestry Commission’s centenary, discover how the timber demands of two world wars shaped our countryside.
Rewild your garden
Broadcaster Verity Sharp turned her garden into a haven for wildlife in one easy step: by letting it be.
“Why I Shoot”
Hunter Matt Cross on his shooting heritage and the need for improved accountability in the shooting industry.
Take a tour of Britain’s best rural hoaxes, from fake castles to counterfeit colosseums, with Dixe Wills.
Great Days Out
Explore leafy dales and lost valleys this autumn.
Plus, FREE walking supplement – 10 walks in wild uplands.