Issue 161: Great journeys

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

BBC Countryfile Magazine March 2020

March issue on sale 13th February 2020

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.

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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. 

Great-Journeys

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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Plus

  • Great Days Out – easy traffic-free bike rides
  • Columns from the Countryfile presenters
  • Behind the Headlines
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Issue 161 on sale 13th February 2020

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