OUT NOW: The spirit of Christmas – our December issue

Find out what's in the December 2021 issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine – out now!

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Discover Christmas in Lincolnshire

Elegant churches, glowing inns, merry street markets and winter wildlife wonders – celebrate the festive season in olde worlde England with Lucy Wood.

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Decorations to forage

Deck the halls with berries and fir

Christmas in Lincolnshire

Elegant churches, glowing inns, merry street markets and winter wildlife wonders – celebrate the festive season in olde worlde England with Lucy Wood.

A burning question

We all love a log fire in winter, but is it damaging to the environment, and our health? We look at the new rules on domestic fuel and find how to burn firewood safely and sustainably.

Wild winter decorations

Create your own beautiful festive displays that celebrate the seasonal vitality of nature with the help of Lake District florist Rachel Wardley.

Secret histories

Archaeologist Ben Robinson explores seven curious villages with surprisingly dramatic pasts.

Night vision

In fields and woods after dark, nocturnal animals exercise their ocular superpowers. Dominic Couzens explains their magnificent night vision.

Plus

  • Five ways to honour the winter solstice
  • Spiced gingerbread recipe
  • Fireside books on British folklore
  • Columns by John Craven, Matt Baker and Ellie Harrison
  • Boxing day walks
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Issue 184 on sale November 18 2021

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