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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

    75. Rewilding over breakfast in the Black Mountains with hunter-naturalist Rob Yorke

    75. Rewilding over breakfast in the Black Mountains with hunter-naturalist Rob Yorke

    The Black Mountains are the northern, often overlooked corner of Brecon Beacons National Park in south-east Wales – a land of seldom visited peaks and hidden valleys full of tales. Editor Fergus Collins meets Black Mountains resident and rural commentator Rob Yorke to discuss wildlife, farming, hunting and rewilding over breakfast on the Gaer, an ancient hillfort. Find out more robyorke.co.uk
     
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    74. A friendly and fascinating chat with nature writer Helen Macdonald about her new book Vesper Flights

    74. A friendly and fascinating chat with nature writer Helen Macdonald about her new book Vesper Flights

    Nature writer Helen Macdonald is best known for her critically acclaimed book: H is for Hawk. While this award-winning tome focuses on Helen's efforts to train a goshawk, it struck a chord with many in the way it deals with family, belonging and grief – as well as the beautifully drawn explorations and adventures in the British countryside. Helen has a new book out, Vesper Flights, and she talks about both works and her love of the natural world with Maria Hodson with readings by Hannah Tribe.
     
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    73. Meet the amazing Birdgirl – Mya-Rose Craig – for a birding adventure in Somerset

    73. Meet the amazing Birdgirl – Mya-Rose Craig – for a birding adventure in Somerset

    Mya-Rose Craig – aka Birdgirl – is rapidly become one of Britain's leading environmental campaigners and an eloquent and persuasive voice for nature and for young people. Having just finished school, she talks about her hopes for our wildlife while taking Countryfile Magazine's Annabel Ross on a birdwatching tour of her home in the Chew Valley in North Somerset.
     
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    72. Honey buzzards in a Welsh forest – a truly special encounter to start the new season of Plodcasts!

    72. Honey buzzards in a Welsh forest – a truly special encounter to start the new season of Plodcasts!

    Welcome to episode 1 of season 7 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine plodcast – and meet the honey buzzards in a secret forest in South Wales. Honey buzzards are scarce summer migrants to the UK – a bird of prey that feeds mainly on wasps. Here Fergus Collins joins an expedition led by ornithologist Steve Roberts to locate a honey buzzard nest and ring the chicks in order to monitor their progress as they attempt to colonise the region.
     
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    Nature, wild walks and rural magic! Find out what's coming up in season 7 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine Plodcast

    Nature, wild walks and rural magic! Find out what's coming up in season 7 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine Plodcast

    From honey buzzards to Dark Age wizards and Napoleonic battles to the incredible Birdgirl, Season 7 of the Plodcast begins this autumn with 12 brand new adventures into the countryside for encounters with wildlife, chats with farmers, naturalists, campaigners and writers plus tranquil wanders into beautiful landscapes. Escape into the green outdoors wherever you are with the Plodcast. The new season begins on 29 September 2020 and runs for 12 episodes.
     
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    71. A celebration of the common toad on the River Usk in Monmouthshire

    71. A celebration of the common toad on the River Usk in Monmouthshire

    In the final episode of series 6, we return to spring on the beautiful River Usk to celebrate the marvellous common toad – our cleverest amphibian. Follow Fergus Collins as he explores pools along the River Usk in the Brecon Beacons to meet hundreds of these warty wanderers as they gather to spawn. Plus, we explore some of the literary associations of the toad – from Shakespeare to Orwell. Find more about Britain's amphibians at the Countryfile Magazine website
     
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