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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

Out and about with Orla

Out and about with Orla

This weekend, there are lots of activities on offer for kids who have just started school holidays and a crime writing festival for those with a story to tell.

Do chickens prefer good-looking humans?

Do chickens prefer good-looking humans?

Our chicken expert Andy Cawthray muses on a new study that sees whether chickens are attracted to good-looking humans...

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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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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.

Choosing British Dairy Ice Cream

Choosing 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.

Video: Michael Gove vows to back British farming

Video: Michael Gove vows to back British farming

New Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove vowed to back British farming during a reception event for MPs organised by the NFU at Westminster yesterday afternoon.

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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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The UK's best picnic spots revealed

The UK's best picnic spots revealed

National Picnic Week has chosen the top locations around the country for enjoying a meal al fresco.

Recipes to raise your BBQ game - get some steaks on the grill

Recipes to raise your BBQ game - get some steaks on the grill

Check out these mouthwatering recipes from AHDB's Simply Beef & Lamb campaign and take your BBQ to the next level.

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!

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