Winter wonders

Hearty walks in frosty landscapes, plus fresh air for health in our January issue

January-cover-146

On sale date 21st December 2018

Issue 146

January in the country

› Exciting trail running challenges.
› How to make a nature collage.
› New Year’s Day birdwatching walks.

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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.

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Plus Great Days Out – Frozen Landscapes and much more!