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"Let nature be your teacher"

Emily Scaife discovers there is a lot more to William Wordsworth than meets the eye, in the latest of her series about famous authors and their relationship with the British countryside.

Help public connect with flowers like they do with food

Help public connect with flowers like they do with food

One of the country's leading event florists has told growers that they need to connect the public with seasonal British flowers in the same way that they have connected with local food.

UK's largest vintage tractor show set for Newby Hall

UK's largest vintage tractor show set for Newby Hall

The UK's largest celebration of all things vintage tractor and engine, Tractor Fest takes place at Newby Hall near Ripon on June 10-11.

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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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NFU launches new Discovery Barn

NFU launches new Discovery Barn

The NFU is launching a new, improved education roadshow - the Discovery Barn - to enthuse children to learn about agriculture and where their food comes from.

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!

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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.

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Don't miss out on our AMAZING OFFERS

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