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Out and about with Orla

Out and about with Orla

Each week, Countryside team member Orla McIlduff will be giving you a run-down of her top five things to do for the forthcoming weekend.

The British Dairy Industry - Frequently Asked Questions

The British Dairy Industry - Frequently Asked Questions

Our guide to the dairy industry looks at what hardworking British farmers do every day, the sector's value to the economy, its welfare credentials, strong environmental track record and the nutritional value of dairy products.

How to get started on your allotment

How to get started on your allotment

It's National Allotments Week and if you are keen to start growing your own, here's our guide on how to get started on your own allotment plot.

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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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Celebrate British Dairy

Celebrate British Dairy

This is why it's important to buy British dairy produce.

Why are dairy products important as part of a balanced diet?

Why are dairy products important as part of a balanced diet?

Ian Givens, professor of food chain nutrition at the University of Reading, tells Countryside about the important benefits of milk and dairy products, consumed as part of a balanced diet.

NFU Discovery Barn at BBC Countryfile Live

NFU Discovery Barn at BBC Countryfile Live

The NFU's award-winning Discovery Barn attracted more than 3,000 people at BBC Countryfile Live 2017 at Blenheim Palace, helping children learn more about farming and where their food comes from.

Rural crime: How can you help?

Rural crime: How can you help?

Rural crime is up and it's a big worry for farmers. Rural crime costs the UK £42.5 million a year. Last week the NFU launched its Rural Crime report. Find out how you can help.

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What's in this month's issue

What's in this month's issue

Countryside magazine – our August edition


Stay on a farm: Meet the farmers who have diversified into tourism


It’s a sailor’s life for me: Discover the waterways around Loch Ness


Life on the coast: Fraser Thomson goes in search of birdlife on the Yorkshire coast


Fantastic fens: Why flat can also be beautiful in the Cambridgeshire Fens


Become a time traveller: Discover the Devon of the past


Road to recovery: We chat to adventurer Charley Boorman about travel, bikes and a rural childhood


Saved for posterity: Quirky properties that have been restored by the Landmark Trust


Films on a farm: How one farmer’s good idea has now become an open-air franchise


Summer blooms: Nicola Stocken takes us on a stroll through an English cottage garden


Cover story:

This month is our travel edition and we take a look at the varied landscapes you can visit within the UK, from the hills and valley of Wales and the waterways of Scotland, to the flat fens of Cambridgeshire and the Yorkshire coastline. You can even stay on a farm – we feature three farmers who have diversified into the tourism business

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Great news for apricot fans as first British fruit of the year hits stores

Great news for apricot fans as first British fruit of the year hits stores

Apricot lovers are in for the sweetest of summers this year, after Tesco announced it expects a record amount of English-grown apricots in store.

Try our three juicy raspberry recipes

Try our three juicy raspberry recipes

Raspberries are both delicous and versatile, as seen in these mouth-watering recipes from British Summer Fruits. Make the best of British!

Eat it: A plum role

Eat it: A plum role

They have been around, it seems, forever, but are still popular in our fruit bowls and pies, writes Orla McIlduff

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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