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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

Latest Episodes

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

6 min5 d ago
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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

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22 minAUG 25
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71. A celebration of the common toad on the River Usk in Monmouthshire

70. Exploring the amazing life of a Hampshire chalk stream with Dr George McGavin

Wade up the Candover Brook in Hampshire in the company of insect expert George McGavin and Zam Baring of the Wessex River Trust. Meet the hidden life of this beautiful waterway from mayflies and leeches to damselflies and bullheads. It's a truly delightful and entertaining adventure in one of Britain's most precious wild habitats. Annabel Ross is your host. Find out more about the Wessex Rivers Trust See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45 minAUG 18
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70. Exploring the amazing life of a Hampshire chalk stream with Dr George McGavin

69. Oystercatchers in the rye – the poetry of a Scottish island with Kenneth Steven

Enjoy a summer morning on the island of Seil in the company of poet Kenneth Steven and a chorus of oystercatchers. Kenneth reveals the wild history of his home and reads three beautiful poems amid the enchanting atmosphere of the island. You can find out more about Kenneth and his poetry here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22 minAUG 11
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69. Oystercatchers in the rye – the poetry of a Scottish island with Kenneth Steven

68. Finding asylum in nature: Lucy Jones on why our minds, hearts and bodies need wildness

Lucy Jones is the author of Losing Eden, a book the exploring the science behind why we need nature in our lives – and what happens to us when we lose contact with the wild universe. Listen on for some fascinating insight into what the green outdoors can do for us - and hear Lucy's own journey from addiction and depression with the help of the natural world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28 minAUG 4
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68. Finding asylum in nature: Lucy Jones on why our minds, hearts and bodies need wildness

67. Churring nightjars – an eerie adventure on a Welsh hill at dusk

Enter the strange world of the nightjar in a dusk adventure on a secret Welsh hillside. Fergus Collins meets ornithologist Steve Roberts and listens to the strange song and stranger stories of this bizarre nocturnal bird. Steve rings the nestlings and tracks the species' progress in Wales. With thanks also to Hannah Tribe for giving voice to various readings throughout. You can find out more about nightjars at the BBC Countryfile Magazine website See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

41 minJUL 28
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67. Churring nightjars – an eerie adventure on a Welsh hill at dusk

66. The delight and mystery of rural churches with historian Emma Wells

Medieval historian Dr Emma Wells reveals the secrets and mysteries hidden in our rural chapels and churchyards. She talks about their importance in the history of the countryside, the power of sanctuary and what to look for on your next visit. For more on rural churches, visit the Countryfile website special section on great churches to visit See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 minJUL 21
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66. The delight and mystery of rural churches with historian Emma Wells

65. On the trail of an assassin in the ancient holloways of Dorset

We join storyteller Martin Maudsley in the ancient lanes of Dorset tracing in the footsteps and the hideout of The Rogue Male – the title character of the renowned 1930s spy thriller written by Geoffrey Household. So follow Martin as he wanders into these strange and enticing holloways, delves into local folklore and reveals some the literary magic woven into our landscapes. Plus along the way, Martin tells some of his own fabulous little tales. More on Martin's storytelling See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 minJUL 14
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65. On the trail of an assassin in the ancient holloways of Dorset

64. Cuckoos on Dartmoor – and why it's possible to farm with wildlife and make money

In this episode we head to Dartmoor to wander through landscapes where local farmers have worked tirelessly to bring wildlife back to their fields and hills. Listen on for cuckoos, encounters with rare butterflies and some truly uplifting conversation with Tim Martin of Farm Wilder. A former producer at the BBC’s natural history unit, Tim set up Farm Wilder to help farmers work more sustainably with the land and, as you’ll hear, his work is really paying off. Our own Annabel Ross met him for a walk in the dramatic Devon wilds. For more information, visit Farm Wilder See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55 minJUL 7
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64. Cuckoos on Dartmoor – and why it's possible to farm with wildlife and make money

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23 minJUN 30
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63. Head to a poet's wild retreat on an enchanting Hebridean island

Latest Episodes

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

6 min5 d ago
Comments
Nature, wild walks and rural magic! Find out what's coming up in season 7 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine Plodcast

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22 minAUG 25
Comments
71. A celebration of the common toad on the River Usk in Monmouthshire

70. Exploring the amazing life of a Hampshire chalk stream with Dr George McGavin

Wade up the Candover Brook in Hampshire in the company of insect expert George McGavin and Zam Baring of the Wessex River Trust. Meet the hidden life of this beautiful waterway from mayflies and leeches to damselflies and bullheads. It's a truly delightful and entertaining adventure in one of Britain's most precious wild habitats. Annabel Ross is your host. Find out more about the Wessex Rivers Trust See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45 minAUG 18
Comments
70. Exploring the amazing life of a Hampshire chalk stream with Dr George McGavin

69. Oystercatchers in the rye – the poetry of a Scottish island with Kenneth Steven

Enjoy a summer morning on the island of Seil in the company of poet Kenneth Steven and a chorus of oystercatchers. Kenneth reveals the wild history of his home and reads three beautiful poems amid the enchanting atmosphere of the island. You can find out more about Kenneth and his poetry here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22 minAUG 11
Comments
69. Oystercatchers in the rye – the poetry of a Scottish island with Kenneth Steven

68. Finding asylum in nature: Lucy Jones on why our minds, hearts and bodies need wildness

Lucy Jones is the author of Losing Eden, a book the exploring the science behind why we need nature in our lives – and what happens to us when we lose contact with the wild universe. Listen on for some fascinating insight into what the green outdoors can do for us - and hear Lucy's own journey from addiction and depression with the help of the natural world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28 minAUG 4
Comments
68. Finding asylum in nature: Lucy Jones on why our minds, hearts and bodies need wildness

67. Churring nightjars – an eerie adventure on a Welsh hill at dusk

Enter the strange world of the nightjar in a dusk adventure on a secret Welsh hillside. Fergus Collins meets ornithologist Steve Roberts and listens to the strange song and stranger stories of this bizarre nocturnal bird. Steve rings the nestlings and tracks the species' progress in Wales. With thanks also to Hannah Tribe for giving voice to various readings throughout. You can find out more about nightjars at the BBC Countryfile Magazine website See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

41 minJUL 28
Comments
67. Churring nightjars – an eerie adventure on a Welsh hill at dusk

66. The delight and mystery of rural churches with historian Emma Wells

Medieval historian Dr Emma Wells reveals the secrets and mysteries hidden in our rural chapels and churchyards. She talks about their importance in the history of the countryside, the power of sanctuary and what to look for on your next visit. For more on rural churches, visit the Countryfile website special section on great churches to visit See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 minJUL 21
Comments
66. The delight and mystery of rural churches with historian Emma Wells

65. On the trail of an assassin in the ancient holloways of Dorset

We join storyteller Martin Maudsley in the ancient lanes of Dorset tracing in the footsteps and the hideout of The Rogue Male – the title character of the renowned 1930s spy thriller written by Geoffrey Household. So follow Martin as he wanders into these strange and enticing holloways, delves into local folklore and reveals some the literary magic woven into our landscapes. Plus along the way, Martin tells some of his own fabulous little tales. More on Martin's storytelling See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 minJUL 14
Comments
65. On the trail of an assassin in the ancient holloways of Dorset

64. Cuckoos on Dartmoor – and why it's possible to farm with wildlife and make money

In this episode we head to Dartmoor to wander through landscapes where local farmers have worked tirelessly to bring wildlife back to their fields and hills. Listen on for cuckoos, encounters with rare butterflies and some truly uplifting conversation with Tim Martin of Farm Wilder. A former producer at the BBC’s natural history unit, Tim set up Farm Wilder to help farmers work more sustainably with the land and, as you’ll hear, his work is really paying off. Our own Annabel Ross met him for a walk in the dramatic Devon wilds. For more information, visit Farm Wilder See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55 minJUL 7
Comments
64. Cuckoos on Dartmoor – and why it's possible to farm with wildlife and make money

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23 minJUN 30
Comments
63. Head to a poet's wild retreat on an enchanting Hebridean island
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