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Shaping the future of public open spaces

by Richard Barnes, Senior Conservation Advisor on 08 September 2016

We’re delighted that the Communities and Local Government Select Committee has announced an inquiry into the future of open spaces.

Foraging in September: edible wild plants to look out for

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 08 September 2016

Here are five wild edible plants to forage for in September with tips on what to look for and how to gather and eat them.

Smithills mass trespass

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 07 September 2016

As we celebrate 120 years since this historic event, we look back at the details of why it happened and what occurred on the day.

Join us and legendary Olympian at top show

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 06 September 2016

Visit us as we join legendary multi-medal winning Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins at one of the country’s biggest outdoor shows.

Capability Brown: 300 years of woodland conservation

by Becky Owen-Fisher, Contributor on 31 August 2016

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was an important figure in 18th century England. But how can you identify a Capability Brown landscape?

Summer tree identification: our top tips

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 30 August 2016

How often do you see a tree you'd like to know the name of? Watch our film and be inspired to download our Tree ID app for iPhones.

How businesses can help us save a UK paradise

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 26 August 2016

We're saving a UK paradise. Find out how businesses can help.

An elderberry syrup to drive the sniffles (and Satan) away!

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 26 August 2016

It produced the original dye for tweed jackets and is said to keep flies, flu and even the Devil at bay. The tiny but mighty elderberry is hanging from a tree near you. Harness its goodness this autumn with this tasty syrup recipe.

Countryfile Live: Our Best Bits

by Sara Dickinson, Events Programme Executive on 17 August 2016

We had a great few days at the first ever Countryfile Live. See some of our best pictures and what we got up to.

August bank holiday walks: six places to explore

by Becky Owen-Fisher, Contributor on 16 August 2016

Try a walk in the woods with a twist and make the most of your long weekend.