The joys of spring

Discover 10 ways to slow down and savour the new season, plus the curious history of Britain's bunnies, wildflower walks and more...

Published: March 19th, 2018 at 3:58 pm
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Discover the North Coast 500

Get ready for the ride of your life on this spectacular 516-mile adventure along Britain’s bonniest road. Follow the Highlands’ northern coast over mountain passes and through crofting villages to stunning beaches and pine woodlands.


Bunny tales

Read all about the curious history of Britain’s rabbits and how they have shaped our landscapes and our lives.

Slow spring

As the new season sets in, take the time to savour its splendours, from the fresh scent of awakening rivers to the simple pleasure of a spring picnic.

Women of the wilderness

BBC Countryfile Magazine’s digital editor Carys Matthews heads off to a remote beach on the Moray coast to test her skills on a women’s bushcraft retreat.

Reviving our Woods

There is a way to restore life to Britain’s struggling small woodlands – it involves a chainsaw and a healthy dose of tough love, says award-winning writer John Lewis-Stempel.

Snowdonian visionary

The Italianate village of Portmeirion sits incongruously on the coast of north Wales. What led its architect to build this eccentric creation?

Countryside issues with John Craven

The unseen rise in rural homelessness

Behind the headlines: Dog attacks on livestock

Why are dogs attacking sheep and other livestock, and what can be done about it?


My countryside

Folk musician Karine Polwart discusses the dawn chorus on Fala Moor and the lasting power of the land.

Great Days Out: Wildflower walks


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