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Winter is coming (back)

Winter is coming (back)

With Met Office forecasters warning of a sudden dip in temperatures this week, we've put together five top tips for gardeners to beat the frost.

Back Great British Beef Week with our mouth-watering mini roast

Back Great British Beef Week with our mouth-watering mini roast

It's Great British Beef Week, and to mark the celebrations of our beef farmers and the superb food they produce, we've come up with a superb twist on the classic roast.

Pulling power of Great British Beef Week boosted by top tug of war team

Pulling power of Great British Beef Week boosted by top tug of war team

Roast beef with all the trimmings has to be one of life's greatest joys - but there's a multitude of ways to enjoy this most sumptuous of meats. And that's what Great British Beef Week is all about.

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Top three reasons to be proud of the British Countryside

Bags of sugar produced
in the UK in a year:

2.3
billion

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British cheese produced by our dairy farmers in one year:

443,000 tonnes

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Number of spines on
an adult hedgehog:

5,000 spines

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British Dairy Ice Cream

British Dairy Ice Cream

You can back British farming this summer by choosing real dairy ice cream from British farms. Find out about real British dairy farms and ice cream shops local to you.

Bake with British this Easter

Bake with British this Easter

We've made it even easier to British farming with a baking-themed buying guide.

Take the lead in countryside safety this spring

Take the lead in countryside safety this spring

Spring is well and truly in the air, and there's no better time to get out and about and explore the great British countryside with family and friends... especially the four-legged variety!

Lidl pledges to Back British Farming

Lidl pledges to Back British Farming

Lidl UK has today announced its commitment to support British food and farming.

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What's in this month's issue

What's in this month's issue

Countryside magazine – the May edition


Meet the makers: Why the countryside is the creative heart of Great Britain


A sense of wander: Tessa Dunlop chats to traveller and fellow ‘Coast’ presenter Nick Crane


Walk on the Wolds side: Lorna Maybery takes a hike in Yorkshire with explorer Paul Rose


Going well for leather: Discover Hayley Hanson’s tanning parlour where nothing goes to waste


Creating the countryside: A new exhibition on Warwickshire is shedding light on how art has shaped our perception of the countryside


A town brought to book: Celebrating 30 years of the Hay Festival – plus win a ‘Golden Ticket’!


Plus: Win a superb Hayter lawnmower worth £735 and tickets to the Battle Proms 2017

Cover story:

Rural Britain is a very creative place and is full of rural entrepreneurs who spend their days making beautiful, unique and even tasty products. Inside this month’s magazine we take a closer look at some of these talented people and discover a hive of artistry and talent in our hills and valleys...

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Back Great British Beef Week with our mouth-watering mini roast

Back Great British Beef Week with our mouth-watering mini roast

It's Great British Beef Week, and to mark the celebrations of our beef farmers and the superb food they produce, we've come up with a superb twist on the classic roast.

British saffron? Farming brothers aim to revive a 500-year-old industry

British saffron? Farming brothers aim to revive a 500-year-old industry

Farming brothers in Cheshire are hoping to put British saffron back on the menu, more than 500 years after production of the spice departed our shores.

Meet the British spinner who's socking it to them

Meet the British spinner who's socking it to them

Lorna Maybery talks to John Arbon who runs a traditional worsted spinning mill in North Devon producing high quality socks made from British wool.

Don't miss out on our AMAZING OFFERS

Don't miss out on our AMAZING OFFERS

Countryside members can take advantage of some fantastic offers - take a look at our latest picks.

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