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Explore the British countryside and delve into the big rural issues with the team at BBC Countryfile Magazine. Follow us on walks into beautiful places and meet fascinating people. Please subscribe! To find out more about the British countryside, visit www.countryfile.com
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Explore the British countryside and delve into the big rural issues with the team at BBC Countryfile Magazine. Follow us on walks into beautiful places and meet fascinating people. Please subscribe! To find out more about the British countryside, visit www.countryfile.com
Subscribe to the print version of BBC Countryfile Magazine at https://www.buysubscriptions.com/print/bbc-countryfile-magazine-subscription

    63. Head to a poet's wild retreat on an enchanting Hebridean island

    63. Head to a poet's wild retreat on an enchanting Hebridean island

    Enjoy a peaceful retreat to the gentle island of Seil in the Inner Hebrides in the genial company of Scottish poet Kenneth Steven. Hear Kenneth's reflections on writing, life in lockdown and some of the wild encounters he has every day with wild geese and marsh harriers. Plus, listen on for one of his own award-winning poems. For more about Kenneth, visit https://kennethsteven.co.uk
     
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    62. A gentle morning's ramble with rabbits and wood warblers in the Brecon Beacons

    62. A gentle morning's ramble with rabbits and wood warblers in the Brecon Beacons

    Take a May-time wander with editor Fergus Collins to a distant unexplored woodland – meet the local rabbit populations along the way, listen to a chorus of linnets and listen to the fabulous exotic melody of the wood warbler deep among the oaks. A sublime, gentle adventure in the countryside. For more days out and articles on British wildlife, head to the BBC Countryfile Magazine website
     
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    61. Take a hedgerow safari with TV naturalist Dr George McGavin

    61. Take a hedgerow safari with TV naturalist Dr George McGavin

    Join TV naturalist Dr George McGavin as he explore the incredible life along a hedgerow near his home in Berkshire. Known for his regular slots on the One Show and many other BBC nature programmes, George is fascinated by insects and shares his discoveries – and some brilliant stories – with our own Annabel Ross in this delightful spring adventure. Find out more about hedgerow wildlife at our website countryfile.com
     
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    60. Nightingales at dawn in Dorset – magical, beautiful and moving

    60. Nightingales at dawn in Dorset – magical, beautiful and moving

    Kevin Parr heads to a secret common and woodland in Dorset to at the crack of dawn to hear Britain's most famous songster – the increasingly scarce nightingale. Listen on for a memorable and stunningly beautiful audio experience. Plus, we hear from one of the 20th century's greatest nature writers and poets, Edward Thomas, on the power of the nightingale's song. For more on nightingales and other British songbirds, visit our website countryfile.com
     
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    59. Delightful tales of red squirrels, sparrows and classic British countryside

    59. Delightful tales of red squirrels, sparrows and classic British countryside

    Do red squirrels make little boats to sail on? Nature writers of the 19th century thought so. In this episode, writer Caroline Greene explores some of the ideas and beliefs early nature writers had regarding our wildlife. Reading from a variety of amusing and bizarre sources, Caroline reveals the curious thinking of early observers of the natural world.
     
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    58. Walk the River Tame in Manchester to see a river restored to glorious life

    58. Walk the River Tame in Manchester to see a river restored to glorious life

    Once a heavily polluted river, running though heavily industrialised landscapes, the River Tame is being restored from its source on the Pennine moors along its entire length in the Greater Manchester area and is now one of the best trout rivers in Britain. Follow angler and writer Andrew Griffiths as travels along the river meeting heroes from Moors for the Future, the Mersey Rivers Trust and the Wild Trout Trust for an incredibly heartening story of a river's resurrection. And for more on river walks, wildlife of our waterways and great conservation projects, visit countryfile.com
     
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Annabeloola ,

Climb into the Brecon Beacons

Thank you Fergus, what a lovely episode, calmed me down just when anxiety was beginning to creep in. I felt as if I was there, I wish I was there! I loved listening to the sound of the stream. Annabel

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