Explore the wilds of Wessex in the footsteps of a traditional countryside rogue

Listen to a haunting episode from Richard Jefferies classic The Amateur Poacher – and escape into the Wiltshire countryside in episode 3 of season5 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast

The Amateur Poacher book by Richard Jefferies

Enjoy a chapter from a classic of countryside writing in episode 3 of season 5 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast

Settle down for a beautiful reading from The Amateur Poacher by Richard Jefferies and go back in time to the Wiltshire downs of the late 19th century.

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Follow the life of an almost forgotten countryside character, the moucher, a gentle rogue roaming the byways of the countryside finding a living and communing with nature. A total delight – with a backdrop of the dusk chorus.

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Read by Fergus Collins.

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Discover more about Richard Jefferies at https://richardjefferies.org/