A gentle nature ramble in rural Dorset – with a magnificent dawn chorus

Hear a magnificent dawn chorus in Dorset – plus encounters with skylarks and grass snakes – in episode 5, season 5 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast

Dawn in the gentle hills of Dorset

Tune in to a delightful Dorset dawn chorus with nature writer Kevin Parr – in episode 5, season 5 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast

We head to Dorset this episode with nature writer and angler Kevin Parr to hear a magnificent dawn chorus in his village, tucked away in the hills.

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Kevin then takes us on his favourite local walk onto a local hill to hear find singing skylarks and stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. Listen out for the surprise finish when Kevin discovers fantastic beasts in his very own garden… It’s a perfect escape into the countryside when you can’t get there yourself.

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Don’t forget we have dozens of other brilliant podcasts for you to listen to – they provide the perfect escape when you can’t get into the country yourself