Special issue 162: Green Britain

Find brilliant projects to heal the countryside in our special green issue

BBC Countryfile Magazine
Published: March 6th, 2020 at 7:00 am
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Special green issue on sale 6th March 2020

What’s the problem?

There’s no denying the climate is changing, says Tom Heap. How severe is the ecological damage and is farming making it worse? What do we need to do to turn the tide?


Healing Britain

There is hope for our environment – we look at 18 positive projects and nature-nurturing solutions happening across the UK.

On your cover this month

A wildlife-rich rural idyll as imagined by illustrator David Alderslade, who loves 
recording Britain’s wild places and historic landscapes.

Tending our wild isles

Artist Katie Tunn is on a quest to visit 82 of our largest islands, taking time to wild swim and clear their shores of litter along the way.

Highland controversy

Should wildly beautiful Glen Etive’s rivers be harnessed for energy? We look at the debate.

Life on the verge

Our roadside verges could be abundant nature reserves, if we mow less often.

20 ways to go green 

Take action and make a difference with these easy tips for a more planet-friendly lifestyle.

See our new green living section for more eco ideas 

The answer is in the soil

How regenerative farming is enriching soil and boosting biodiveristy on a Somerset farm.


  • Great Days Out – best green days out in Britain
  • Columns from the Countryfile presenters
  • Behind the Headlines

Issue 162 on sale 6th March 2020

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