Countryfile Wordle challenge: A-Z of 5-letter rural words

Win at Wordle with our list of five-letter words relating to farming and the countryside.

Tractor in field, Getty
Published: March 8th, 2022 at 8:24 am
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Like millions of people around the world, we're hooked on Wordle. And being the nature-loving, hiking and outdoorsy types we are, our first thoughts are always related to the great British countryside, whether that's well-known sights such as field or heron to more unusual options such as scree or roach.

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So, for the greater good, we've decided to share these with you to help you nail the latest Wordle challenge. Our only disclaimer is that many of these are untested – so it might be that some of them aren't accepted.

Looking for more five-letter words? Check out the Wordle solutions lists at our friends BBC Music and BBC Wildlife Magazines!

Happy puzzling!


What is Wordle?

Wordle is a daily online quiz in which you have to guess a five-letter word in up to six attempts. It was first created by a software designer Josh Wardle, and has since been acquired by the New York Times.

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How do you play Wordle?

When you guess an incorrect word, the letters will appear in different colours: grey if none of the letters are in the correct word, yellow if it's in the word but in a different place, and green if it's in the word and in the right location.

Play Wordle online at the New York Times


A-Z of 5-letter rural words

Cotton grass
Cotton grass ©Getty

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - X - Y - Z

A

Ruins in winter
Fountains Abbey in winter/Credit: Andrew Stawarz, Getty

Abbey

Acorn

Acorn

Acres

Adder

Alder

Apple

Aspen

B

Basil thrives in greenhouses across the UK./Credit: Getty
Basil thrives in greenhouses across the UK./Credit: Getty

Basil

Beach

Beech

Birch

Boots

Bothy

Brook

Brush

Bunny

C

Canal boat on canal
Work on the 35-mile Mon and Brec Canal was completed in 1812/Credit: Alamy

Canal

Cedar

Chalk

Chaff

Chick

Chive

Cider

Cliff

Cloud

Coast

Comet

Crane

Creek

Cress

Croft

Cycle

D

Cows in a field
These brown and white cattle are used for dairy/Credit: Getty

Dairy

Daisy

Ditch

Drift

E

White-Tailed Sea Eagle hunting over Raasay Sound, Skye/Credi
White-Tailed Sea Eagle hunting over Raasay Sound, Skye/Credit: Getty Images Getty

Eagle

Earth

Egret

Eider

Elder

F

Fruit pickers working in intensive fruit farming environment harvest strawberries from poly tunnels in summer sunshine./Credit: Getty
I farm, you farm, he/she farms. It's a verb and a noun./Credit: Getty

Farms

Fence

Field

Finch

Flies

Flint

Flock

Frogs

Frost

Fruit

Fungi

G

Geese flying
Greylag geese in flight/Credit: Getty

Geese

Goats

Goose

Gorse

Grape

Grass

Grebe

Green

Gully

H

Handful of foraging hazelnuts
Borne in clusters, hazelnuts have edible kernels inside hard-shells that are prized by hedgerow foragers (although small mammals often reach them first). Wood mice nibble a circular hole in the nut, squirrels split it neatly in half vertically, bank voles gnaw off the pointed end./Credit: Getty

Hazel

Hedge

Heron

Hiker

Hoard

Hobby

Holly

Horse

I

Sunset
Sunset at low tide on the inlet of Strangford Lough, County Down, Northern Ireland/Credit: Getty Images

Inlet

J

Fruits and jam pot
Gather fresh berries from the hedgerow to make this fruity jelly/Credit: Getty Images

Jelly

K

Share Discovery Village canoeing, Upper Lough Erne, County Fermanagh
There are 154 islands on Lough Erne, many of which have public jetties, making kayaking one of the best ways to explore/Credit: Daniel Graham

Kayak

L

Woodlark (Lullula arborea)
Do you lark about, like this Woodlark?/Credit: Getty

Larks

M

Himley Hall
Himley Hall came into being in the 18th century when a medieval manor house belonging to the Earl of Dudley was demolished to make way for a Palladian mansion./Credit: Getty

Manor

Maple

Marsh

Mouse

Muddy

Mulch

N

Tawny owl in flight at night
What will you see or hear at night in the countryside? Perhaps a tawny owl (Strix aluco).../Credit: Getty Images.

Night

Nymph

O

Waves curl over dramatically on the sea with windmills in the background
Wave Power by Brian Nunn was the March choice for the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.

Ocean

Otter

Oxlip

P

Pansy

Pasty

Paths

Peach

Petal

Piper

Plant

Poppy

Puppy

Q

Quail

R

Close-up shot of a raven ©Getty
Craaaak! What you looking at?/Credit: Getty

Raven

Ridge

River

Roach

Robin

Rocky

Rowan

Rural

S

Scaup

Scree

Scrub

Sedge

Sepal

Shear

Sheep

Shore

Shrew

Shrub

Shoot

Slate

Sleet

Slope

Snail

Snipe

Spawn

Stile

Stoat

Stomp

Straw

Stroll

Swift

Swoop

T

Vintage woodcut illustration of Tench fish./Credit: Getty
Vintage woodcut illustration of Tench fish./Credit: Getty

Tench

Toads

Track

Trail

Trout

V

Loved and hated in the UK in equal measure, foxes and vixens are known for their guile./Credit: Getty
Loved and hated in the UK in equal measure, foxes and vixens are known for their guile./Credit: Getty

Vixen

Voles

W

Jesmond Dene waterfall, Tyne and Wear
Look out for the delightful dipper, bobbing and scuttling across the tumbling waters of the dene./Credit: Getty Getty

Water

Wasps

Welly

Whale

Wheat

Woods

X

Y

Z

Authors

Tanya Jackson in red checked shirt and rucksack standing by a wall with a big smile
Tanya Jacksonacting group digital editor

Tanya Jackson is the acting group digital editor of countryfile.com and discoverwildlife.com. Her parents had a pet shop when she was growing up, so she learnt very young how intelligent rats are and why you don’t stick your hands near the beak of a cockatoo. She loves camping, hiking and watching the red kites soar over the Wiltshire hills.

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