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BBC Countryfile Magazine brings you The Plodcast - a weekly escape to the British countryside with fascinating guests and the wonders of the great outdoors.
Enjoy a new escape into the countryside every Tuesday and wind down with our Sound Escapes on a Friday.
Find out more about us at www.countryfile.com/podcast
Subscribe to the print version of BBC Countryfile Magazine at https://www.buysubscriptions.com/print/bbc-countryfile-magazine-subscription

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    • 4.5 • 13 Ratings

BBC Countryfile Magazine brings you The Plodcast - a weekly escape to the British countryside with fascinating guests and the wonders of the great outdoors.
Enjoy a new escape into the countryside every Tuesday and wind down with our Sound Escapes on a Friday.
Find out more about us at www.countryfile.com/podcast
Subscribe to the print version of BBC Countryfile Magazine at https://www.buysubscriptions.com/print/bbc-countryfile-magazine-subscription

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    Sound Escape 101: The patter of hail on an old farm roof

    Sound Escape 101: The patter of hail on an old farm roof

    We're back on a farm deep in the Devon countryside. At some point in the night you stir, woken by the patter of hail on the slate roof. The barn is old, built hundreds of years before your time, and as the minutes pass by you think of the many stories made, and the many told, within these thick stone walls. It’s a comfort – from your warm, cosy bed – and you soon drop back into a deep, dreamless sleep to wake up to clear skies.
    BBC Countryfile Magazine's Sound Escapes are a weekly audio postcard from the countryside to help you relax and transport you somewhere
    beautiful, wherever you happen to be. Recorded by Daniel Graham. Presented by Hannah Tribe. Image by Getty.
     
    Email the Plodcast team – and send your sound recordings of the countryside – to: editor@countryfile.com
     
    Visit the Countryfile Magazine website: countryfile.com

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    • 8 min
    181. An adventure into the underworld of folklore and magic with Amy Jeffs

    181. An adventure into the underworld of folklore and magic with Amy Jeffs

    Head deep into Goatchurch Cavern in the Mendips with historian and artist Amy Jeffs and Plodcast host Fergus to hear ancient tales, myths and legends as we enter the bowels of the earth. Amy's new book, Wild: Tales from Early Medieval Britain explores how our ancestors viewed nature and landscape through their stories, poetry and song. Listen on as ancient magic is conjured deep in the earth.
    A huge thank you to Daniel Matthews from the Mendip Caving Group for leading the adventure.
    This is episode 2 of season 15 of the Plodcast: Mindful Walks in Nature
    Contact the Plodcast team and send your sound recordings of the countryside to: editor@countryfile.com. If read out on the show, you could WIN a Plodcast Postbag prize of a wildlife- or countryside-themed book chosen by the team.
    Visit the Countryfile Magazine website: countryfile.com
    Write to us:
    Plodcast, Countryfile
    Eagle House
    Bristol BS1 4ST


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    • 58 min
    Sound Escape 100: Underwater with grey seals in the Outer Hebrides

    Sound Escape 100: Underwater with grey seals in the Outer Hebrides

    In the 100th edition of Sound Escapes, we're on a boat in the Outer Hebrides at anchor near a small island. An underwater microphone captures grey seals swimming around the hull of the small boat while a full moon hangs in the still night. Enjoy a specially extended audio experience to celebrate our 100th episode.
    Recorded by musician David de la Haye.
    BBC Countryfile Magazine's Sound Escapes are a weekly audio postcard from the countryside to help you relax and transport you somewhere
    beautiful, wherever you happen to be. Presented by Hannah Tribe. Image by Getty.
     
    Email the Plodcast team – and send your sound recordings of the countryside – to: editor@countryfile.com
     
    Visit the Countryfile Magazine website: countryfile.com

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    • 23 min
    180. Along the Ridgeway with archaeologist Mary-Ann Ochota

    180. Along the Ridgeway with archaeologist Mary-Ann Ochota

    Take a wander along on of Britain's oldest roads: the Ridgeway. TV presenter, writer and archaeologist Mary-Ann Ochota is the patron of the Ridgeway National Trail, and takes host Fergus on a circular walk from the stone circle at Avebury onto mysterious Fyfield Down before walking along the Ridgeway to magnificent West Kennet Long barrow – where a big surprise is awaiting them in the prehistoric burial mound. Photograph by Oliver Edwards.
    This is episode 2 of season 15 of the Plodcast: Mindful Walks in Nature
    Contact the Plodcast team and send your sound recordings of the countryside to: editor@countryfile.com. If read out on the show, you could WIN a Plodcast Postbag prize of a wildlife- or countryside-themed book chosen by the team.
    Visit the Countryfile Magazine website: countryfile.com
    Write to us:
    Plodcast, Countryfile
    Eagle House
    Bristol BS1 4ST


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    • 59 min
    Sound Escape 99: The first birdsong of the year in a garden on Gower

    Sound Escape 99: The first birdsong of the year in a garden on Gower

    You're in a large wildlife-rich garden on Gower, a small and beautiful peninsular in South Wales. At this time of year, the beech hedges are orange, the leaves are curled, crisp and dry. At their base, blackbirds turn over the ones that have fallen, looking for treasure.
    BBC Countryfile Magazine's Sound Escapes are a weekly audio postcard from the countryside to help you relax and transport you somewhere
    beautiful, wherever you happen to be. Recorded and presented by Hannah Tribe. Image by Getty.
     
    Email the Plodcast team – and send your sound recordings of the countryside – to: editor@countryfile.com
     
    Visit the Countryfile Magazine website: countryfile.com

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    • 14 min
    179. Enjoy a New Year wildlife ramble along the River Usk

    179. Enjoy a New Year wildlife ramble along the River Usk

    Our new season of mindful walks in nature explores the power of the green outdoors to bolster physical and mental health. In episode 1, Plodcast host Fergus transports you to his favourite haven of peace along the River Usk. It's early January and the river is high – but the wildlife is stirring on this magical Welsh waterway including a special guest right at the beginning of the recording…
    Contact the Plodcast team and send your sound recordings of the countryside to: editor@countryfile.com. If read out on the show, you could WIN a Plodcast Postbag prize of a wildlife- or countryside-themed book chosen by the team.
    Visit the Countryfile Magazine website: countryfile.com
    Write to us:
    Plodcast, Countryfile
    Eagle House
    Bristol BS1 4ST
    PPA Podcast of the Year!

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

A&T (ex UK-ers now BC-ers🇨🇦) ,

Just wonderful

Thank you. I listen to these whenever i wake up before the alarm and am transported back to the UK. I am so glad there are enthusiastic nature lovers like you all out there, who are able to share such wonderful knowledge and humour. (Although i dont think stand up is on the cards for Fergus anytime soon😜)

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