This month we’re accompanying “Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan’l Whiddon, Harry Hawk, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all” to Widecombe Fair,
a major event in Devon’s rural calendar.
Also in this issue, we explore the Somerset Levels, a landscape characterised by water; we visit the plant-hunter’s paradise of Bodnant Garden in North Wales; and we discover why September is a great time for mini-beasting and reptile-spotting, in our regular wildlife-watching feature.
We get a taste of traditional country cooking with a recipe for Dumpsie Dearie Cake; and we learn about the history of British cheese-making.
Elsewhere, I discover the glories of the Great Glen with a cruise along the Caledonian Canal; and I enjoy the Victorian elegance of ‘Queen of the Welsh resorts’, Llandudno, and the natural wonders of the Great Orme.
Celebrate the arrival of autumn with this month’s issue of The Countryman.