Visit the land of ice and fire
Sparkling snowscapes, majestic peaks, epic panoramic views and warm hearths; a trip to the north-west Highlands in winter is truly thrilling, says Chris Townsend.
Tree of ages
Britain’s ancient yews are among the oldest living organisms on the planet. Tony Hall explores our fascination with these enduring trees.
Meet the weaver of the woods
In his Cumbrian woodlands and workshop, Owen Jones is keeping alive the ancient tradition of making swills – baskets beautifully woven from oak.
On your cover this month
A majestic barn owl ventures out to hunt for a meal on a snowy winter’s day in Norfolk.
Bestowing the gifts of flight and warmth, feathers are a marvel of nature. But how do they work and how did they evolve? Ben Hoare reveals all.
Experiment with fermenting – a fresh, healthy and delicious way to preserve vegetables – with Caroline Gilmartin.
As frost and snow descend, our fields and hills are transformed into artworks, filled with shape and pattern.
Worzel Gummidge is back on our screens, brought to life by its writer, director and star Mackenzie Crook.
- Great Days Out – Christmas at country houses
- Columns from the Countryfile presenters
- Behind the Headlines
Issue 159 on sale 18th December 2019
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