Open Country

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Countryside magazine featuring the people and wildlife that shape the landscape of the British Isles

Liverpool Giants Oct. 25, 2018

The famous cityscape of Liverpool can seem familiar to visitors and locals alike. But the arrival of three giants is about to transform the way it's seen. A 50 foot giant man has been shipwrecked on a Wirral beach and will make a raft to travel across the Mersey while a 'Little boy giant' and his dog Xolo will soon wake up and stride through the streets exploring. The marionettes are powered by 'Liliputians' and have enchanted thousands of Liverpudlians who line the streets to see them with people from all over the world. The spectacle is the idea of …


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The Malvern Hills Sept. 6, 2018
Helen Mark explores the landscape of the Malvern Hills in the Midlands.
Charlotte Smith revisits Pembrokeshire, where she spent many of her childhood holidays.
Purton Hulks Aug. 13, 2018
Helen Mark discovers the fascinating world of the UK's largest ship's graveyard.
David Lindo visits Lundy in north Devon for the island's very first half marathon race.
Helen Mark sets sail from Pin Mill to discover the history of boat building in Suffolk.
Helen Mark explores landscapes of the future at the Great Exhibition of the North.
Helen Mark finds out about Humphry Repton the landscaper gardener and his red books.
Gertrude Jekyll at 175 May 10, 2018
Helen Mark celebrates the 175th anniversary of the birth of garden guru Gertrude Jekyll.
Helen Mark visits Swansea to hear how heavy industry shaped its landscape and its culture.
Helen Mark meets people inspired by flowers in Lincolnshire.
Dominique Moore finds out how young people are engaging with the landscape near Doncaster.
Coventry Edgelands April 12, 2018
Helen Mark visits Coventry to discover its Edgelands, the places in between landscapes.
The Isle of Gigha Feb. 8, 2018
Ian Marchant visits the Isle of Gigha to discover if his island dream is a reality.
Konnie Huq visits her favourite London parks - Kew Gardens and Northala Fields.
David Lindo searches for the elusive Scottish wildcat and hears about efforts to save them
Helen Mark discovers the story of man's earliest ancestor on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.
Writer Linda Cracknell joins Helen Mark in North Devon to seek out her maritime roots.
Helen Mark explores the wilderness at Knepp Castle and asks if it is really working.
Helen Mark is in Formby, a place that is regarded as a haven for the native red squirrel.