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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
Subscribe to the print version of BBC Countryfile Magazine at https://www.buysubscriptions.com/print/bbc-countryfile-magazine-subscription

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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
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 83: relax to enchanting robin song beside a Welsh stream

    Sound Escape 83: relax to enchanting robin song beside a Welsh stream

    Deep in a wooded cwm in Powys, there’s a spot down by the brook, half in the trees, half out, where the sunlight falls in ribbons onto the water. You go to it and settle on the pebble bank. Somewhere above, hidden among the broken canopy that staggers up the steep valley, a robin reels out its morning song.
    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 from Graham.
    Contact the Plodcast team and send your sound recordings of the countryside to: editor@countryfile.com
    Visit the Countryfile Magazine website: countryfile.com
    PPA Podcast of the Year 2022

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    • 8 min
    We preview season 14 – mindful rambles in nature

    We preview season 14 – mindful rambles in nature

    Season 14 of the Plodcast is all about mindful explorations of wild places – so you can get close to nature and feel like you're walking in wild places, even if you're stuck at work or on the commute. Come with us to the wild islands of Seil, Tiree and Anglesey as well as the New Forest and the Welsh Borders.
    Plus we have special guests including Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Leif Bersweden as well as music from The Unthanks and the Proclaimers.
    So join the Plodcast team of Fergus, Jack and Hannah for a brief preview of the wonders to come.
    Contact the Plodcast team and send your sound recordings of the countryside to: editor@countryfile.com
    The Plodcast is the nature and countryside podcast from BBC Countryfile Magazine
    Visit the BBC Countryfile Magazine website: countryfile.com
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    • 5 min
    Sound Escape 82: soothing sounds of waves and seabirds in Anglesey

    Sound Escape 82: soothing sounds of waves and seabirds in Anglesey

    It's early morning in a secretive bay on northern Anglesey. You're walking on a shingle bank that separates a serene, reed-fringed lagoon from the restless rising tide. The pipes and skirls of oystercatchers, redshanks and curlews rise over the wash of the waves but above them all, the sulphurous scents of beached seaweed.
    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 Kevin Parr, presented by Hannah Tribe. Image from Getty.
    Contact the Plodcast team and send your sound recordings of the countryside to: editor@countryfile.com
    Visit the Countryfile Magazine website: countryfile.com
    PPA Podcast of the Year 2022

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    • 6 min
    164. How a gin maker has created a wildlife haven

    164. How a gin maker has created a wildlife haven

    We return to gin makers Warners in the Northamptonshire countryside to roam the gardens and grounds with conservation and sustainability officer Johnny Easter. Planting a huge variety of herbs, aromatics and fruits has the knock-on effect of attracting extraordinary numbers of insects and other life – so enjoy this magical safari and learn about how gins are flavoured using natural ingredients.
    Later, join the Plodcast team in the studio where they test a special bottle of Plodcast host Fergus's home-made wine – is it better than cheap shop-bought red? Listen on for a very entertaining discussion.
    Contact the Plodcast team and send your sound recordings of the countryside to: editor@countryfile.com
    Visit the Countryfile Magazine website: countryfile.com
    PPA Podcast of the Year!

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Sound Escape 81: the chilling night-time lullaby of the nightjar

    Sound Escape 81: the chilling night-time lullaby of the nightjar

    It's a sultry summer's night on a lowland heath in southern England. A warm waft of heather and the gentle chirrup of a cricket break the stillness. And then, as the moon rises, the mechanical churr of a nightjar.
    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 Kevin Parr, presented by Hannah Tribe. Image from Getty.
    Contact the Plodcast team and send your sound recordings of the countryside to: editor@countryfile.com
    Visit the Countryfile Magazine website: countryfile.com
    PPA Podcast of the Year 2022

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    • 5 min
    163. Discover the secrets for making great gin

    163. Discover the secrets for making great gin

    Head deep into the Northamptonshire countryside to visit the Warners Gin distillery near Rothwell, Northamptonshire. Warner’s Gin was set up by Tom and Tina Warner on their family farm in 2012 with an emphasis on natural, locally grown ingredients. Since then, things have taken off – especially the transformation of much of the farm for nature. Hear Tom’s fascinating insights into why "booze made humanity" and explore the history and lore around gin.
    Later we meet Rachel Sutherland, who has the enviable job of tasting the gins for quality – and for devising new flavours.
    Contact 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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    • 58 min

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