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Win a Hamamingo throw for your home

Looking to add a pop of colour to your sofa, bed or living space? Often felt your room is missing something? The Hamamingo Home range has got you …

Sofa

Win a five-day tour of Devon and Cornwall, plus B&B accommodation

Most of us go to Devon and Cornwall for the warm weather, tasty pasties and glorious beaches. But on a Rabbie’s tour, your friendly guide takes you …

Asia Travel

Guide to BBC Countryfile Live 2018: what's on and how to claim your reader discount

Where and when is BBC Countryfile Live 2018?<p>BBC Countryfile Live takes place at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire from 2-5 August.<p>What's on at BBC …

National Trust

E is for Exercise: mindfulness in nature

Regular exercise to improve physical health is a given. But taking regular walks to improve mental health is not so embedded.<p>The simple act of …

Mindfulness

Driverless cars for the Lake District?

Cars could become a rare sight on Lake District roads – after the National Park announced that it was trialling driverless pods for visitors.<p>The pods …

National Parks

Walk: Burrator, Devon

<b>Dartmoor National Park covers 368 square miles in Devon. It’s mostly moorlood, with patches of woodland providing some relief from the …

Hiking

Dog-friendly places to stay

Here's a selection of dog-friendly places to stay<p>Kernock Cottages has four beautiful barns in 25 acres of scenic grounds. The property is a short …

Pets

Britain's best nature reserves for walks and wildlife

Set in the heart of the East Midlands, Rutland Water is one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe. Created in the 1970s, the reservoir serves the …

Habitats

Best places to visit along Scotland's North Coast 500

Opened in 2015, the North Coast 500 (NC500) stretches along some of Scotland’s most northerly coastal points, including Caithness and John …

Hiking

Guide to the North Coast 500: take a ride on Britain's most beautiful road

<b>The roads around Scotland’s northern coast have always been spectacular – but in 2015 the world suddenly took notice. A new route launched on the</b> …

Scotland

Cornwall coast to coast

Discover Cornwall’s hidden characters<p>Walk coast to coast across Cornwall in the footsteps of the county’s reprobates and righteous by following the …

Scotland

Day out: Ynys-hir, Ceredigion

<b>Y</b><b>nys-hir is a varied environment of grassland, wetland, reed swamps, peat bogs, mudflats,</b> <b>saltmarsh, alder carr and oak woodland,</b> <b>caressed by the</b> …

Nature

Day Out: Cromford Canal, Derbyshire

<b>F</b><b>or a quiet backwater, Cromford Canal has a lot to shout about – it’s part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, a Site of Special</b> …

Draft Horses

Walk: Sutton Park, West Midlands

<b>S</b><b>utton Park is a miraculous survival – 2,400 acres of wild country just six miles north of the bustling heart of the UK’s Second City – and spring</b> <b>is</b> …

West Midlands

Walk: Bystock Nature Reserve, Devon

<b>B</b><b>ystock Nature Reserve and its mosaic of lily ponds, heaths and open meadows sits on the doorstep of the Jurassic Coast. Of the 50 reserves managed</b> …

Hiking

Walk: Loch Garten, Highland

<b>H</b><b>idden within Abernethy Forest in the lowlands of the Cairngorms National Park is Loch Garten.</b> <b>With its ancient Caledonian pine forest,</b> <b>boggy woodland</b> …

Scotland

New stamps celebrate Britain's reintroduced wildlife

Marking the successful reintroduction of previously extinct species, including the Eurasian beaver, large blue butterfly, osprey and stinking …

Wildlife

British butterflies endured seventh worst year on record in 2017

Rare butterfly species, the grayling and grizzled skipper recorded their lowest numbers for the second year running in 2017, with a chilly spring and …

Biodiversity

Help save the water vole, urges wildlife charity

The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is asking volunteers to walk along their local waterway, looking for signs of water voles or even …

Conservation

Experience lambing first hand: farms stays for spring

Knowle Farm, Devon<p>Knowle Farm in the heart of South Devon offers the perfect family retreat. With lambs born in April, visitors can look forward to …

Chickens

The nightingale's last stand: how Britain's songbird is under threat

Nightingale facts<p>A ‘watch’ is the collective noun for nightingales. The term derives from the way nightingales sing from dawn until dusk and into the …

Birds

The best nature books to read this spring

<b>Orchid Summer</b><p><b>Jon Dunn (Bloomsbury, £20)</b><p>Orchids are the most beguiling plants in our flora. Some use sexual deception to lure pollinators, others …

Books

Sara Maitland: Time and time again, we battle the changing of the clocks

These days, we live our lives with an extraordinary level of attention to time – to precise, minute by minute, internationally agreed time. Almost …

Time Management

The overlooked plight of rural homelessness

<b>Just for now her home is a Somerset farmhouse, but until recently she was sleeping rough, one of the forgotten faces in the hidden world of rural</b> …

Housing

Dog attacks on livestock: how bad is the problem and what are the possible solutions?

How bad is the problem?<p>Around <b>15,000 sheep were killed by dogs in 2016</b>, according to the All Parliamentary Group on Animal Welfare (APGAW). Sheepwatch …

Farm Animals

Recipe: spiced pottage

You’d be forgiven for never having heard of a fava bean – but this delicious, versatile and British-grown ingredient should be a staple in our …

Cooking

My Countryside interview: Bill Bailey

<b>I've thought about what nature does for me many times and I think it's what religion does if you're particularly religious</b>. Nature is something that …

Hiking

Weekend in Sark, Channel Islands: walking route, places to stay and things to do

As the craggy outcrops, secret coves and steep rocky cliffs of the isle of Sark come into view, you get the sense that you’re about to embark on a …

European Travel

10 stunning walks from train stations in Northern England

<b>The north of England boasts some of the most astonishing landscapes that the country has to offer. A journey over rolling hills, past reflecting</b> …

Trains

Women of the wilderness: a bushcraft retreat in Scotland

<b>As digital editor of BBC Countryfile Magazine, I spend the majority of my working day peering at a computer screen – and sometimes find it difficult</b> …

Bushcraft