On sale date 21st December 2018 Issue 146
On sale date 21st December 2018
January in the country
› Exciting trail running challenges.
› How to make a nature collage.
› New Year’s Day birdwatching walks.
A–Z of mindfulness M – the meditative power of mending
Adam’s animals Globetrotting descendants of the ‘Old English’ goat return to our shores.
Discover Norfolk’s Tranquil shores
Keep company with pink-footed geese on the salt marshes, then take shelter in north Norfolk’s cosy coastal inns, says Charles Rangeley-Wilson.
The RSPB’s BIg Garden birdwatch turns 40 Since its humble beginnings in 1979, this much-loved citizen-science project has charted the rise and fall of the nation’s garden birds. Ben Hoare discovers the winners and losers.
Wild people: Johnny Kingdom
Powder monkey, poacher, gravedigger –this unlikely TV star lived a rural life that was out of the ordinary.
A very welsh wassail
Watch out for the eerie Mari Lwyd: a colourful new-year tradition enjoying a deserved revival in Chepstow.
Ten years on a remote island
Rosanne Alexander came to love the harsh winters on Skomer even more than its glistening summers.
In celebration of Winter plants
Seed heads have a delicate frosty beauty in the cold months, says Susie White.
Fresh air for health
Walk, cycle, volunteer or go fishing: get yourself outdoors for a boost to both body and mind, urges Joe Pontin.
Plus Great Days Out – Frozen Landscapes and much more!