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
Published: April 14th, 2020 at 9:38 am
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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.


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.


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


Fergus CollinsEditor, BBC Countryfile Magazine

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