Issue 161: Great journeys

Explore Britain's most beautiful landscapes by foot, bike and rail in our March issue.

BBC Countryfile Magazine March 2020
Published: February 14th, 2020 at 9:31 am
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Rambles by the River Derwent

Discover cotton mills, stately homes, glorious peaks and stunning natural beauty on a riverside walk into the heart of Derbyshire with Ben Lerwill.


Whistlestop steam train adventure

Ride behind locomotive Leander and recall the heyday of steam on a thrilling train journey through the Pennines with Daniel Puddicome.

On your cover

Steam locomotive Galatea crosses the Ais Gill Viaduct near Kirkby Stephen, in Yorkshire Dales National Park. 

Whale of a time

Wondrous wildlife encounters with Britain’s largest mammals await you on the Hebridean Whale Trail – a community-led initiative creating epic holidays on Scotland’s west coast.

Remembering bellamy

John Craven celebrates the life of David Bellamy, a jovial giant with infectious enthusiasm who turned his love of plants into TV magic.

Conquer the lakes

He swam 14 Lakeland waters, hiking between them on a gruelling 10-day challenge – Matt Williams tells his tale.

Collie champion

Shepherd Emma Gray has revived a remote farm and won numerous dog trials, thanks to her beloved collies.

A finely woven tale

In the lee of the Mourne Mountains, County Down, Mourne Textiles creates exquisite fabrics admired by designers.

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Issue 161 on sale 13th February 2020

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