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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

    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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    57. Finding edible and healing plants with a modern herbalist in Bristol

    57. Finding edible and healing plants with a modern herbalist in Bristol

    Explore a forgotten forest on the edge of Bristol in the company of herbalist Maria Fernandez Garcia. Learn about the exciting flavours and healing powers of common plants such as dandelion and nettle and discover how to turn wayside weeds into useful cures.
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    56. A wild wander with cuckoos and bluebells – on Sugar Loaf mountain

    56. A wild wander with cuckoos and bluebells – on Sugar Loaf mountain

    Enjoy the wild magic of a spring morning walk deep into ancient bluebell woods with cuckoos, redstarts, pied flycatchers and wood warblers. Plus a supporting cast of spring lambs and many other species. Beautiful and unmissable.
     
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    55. Journey into spring on Exmoor with nature writer Tim Dee

    55. Journey into spring on Exmoor with nature writer Tim Dee

    Meet acclaimed author, naturalist and broadcaster Tim Dee. At this time of year, the heart of springtime in Britain, Tim would normally be exploring his favourite oakwoods on Exmoor and the astonishing birdlife to be found there but, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, he is having to experience autumn in the southern hemisphere instead. Here he relives some of his memories by reading a rather magical chapter of his new book, Greenery: Journeys in Springtime. Listen on for a profoundly beautiful escape.
     
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    54. A gentle nature ramble in rural Dorset – with a magnificent dawn chorus

    54. A gentle nature ramble in rural Dorset – with a magnificent dawn chorus

    We head to Dorset this episode with nature writer and angler Kevin Parr to hear a magnificent dawn chorus in his village, tucked away in the hills. Kevin then takes us on his favourite local walk onto a local hill to hear find singing skylarks and stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. Listen out for the surprise finish when Kevin discovers fantastic beasts in his very own garden… It's a perfect escape into the countryside when you can't get there yourself. And don't forget to visit our website for all your countryside needs
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    53. Climb into the Brecon Beacons and wander springtime oak woods

    53. Climb into the Brecon Beacons and wander springtime oak woods

    Climb a hill into the heart of the Brecon Beacons to encounter sparrowhawks, treecreepers and tangled oak woods full of mystery. Join Fergus Collins for a restorative blast of fresh air, nature and beautiful landscapes as spring bursts into life.
    Recorded on 30 March, 2020.
     
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    • 33 min

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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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