Relax to the beautiful and calming sounds of nature with our series of Sound Escapes

Escape to the countryside for a chance to unwind to lovely meditations from the British countryside in Countryfile Magazine's Sound Escapes – four episodes available and NEW episodes every Friday

Countryfile magazine sound escapes

Countryfile Magazine has launched a new series of short podcasts called Sound Escapes – 5-minute meditations using beautiful and calming sounds of nature recorded that week. Released every Friday, the Sound Escapes offer vicarious mini-adventures and the chance to unwind fully before the weekend.


Presented by Hannah Tribe and produced by Jack Bateman.

17. Be transported to a wooded Welsh valley to hear redstarts and song thrushes

16. Listen to the cascade of wood warbler song in an ancient oak wood

15. The gentle patter of rain in a Maytime bluebell wood

14. Relax to the dawn chorus from a West Country oak wood

13. A few minutes of total peace deep in the Somerset Levels

12. lesser spotted woodpeckers and spring songbirds in a Celtic rainforest

11. Utterly glorious nightingale symphonies from a Dorset copse

10. The soft crooning of Canada geese on the Dyfi Estuary in mid Wales

9. Calling peregrine falcons in a craggy quarry in the Brecon Beacons

8. The soothing rise and fall of the tide in a small cove on Gower

7. A mistlethrush and friends greet a crisp March morning in a Gwent woodland

6. The gentle chatter of dunnocks and house sparrows in a Gower hedgerow

5. Wandering along an ancient holloway in the Brecon Beacons

4. An evening chorus of song thrushes and robins on the River Avon at the edge of Bristol

3. Waders, wildfowl and skylarks on the marshes of Lancashire’s Ribble Estuary

2. New lambs and dawn chorus on the Monmouth-Brecon canal 


1. Calming birdsong in a Gower woodland, South Wales