My Countryside, the new look members magazine for Countryside Alliance is now available online.

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Welcome to My Countryside, the new magazine for Countryside Alliance members. You’ll have noticed a few changes from the last issue of the membership magazine that you received, and I’m sure you’ll agree they are for the good. We wanted to produce a magazine that showed off the best of the British countryside.

Of course we haven’t forgotten the vital work the Countryside Alliance does on your behalf, bringing you news, opinions and views on recent developments. In this issue we have an in-depth look at British moorland – be it in Ireland, Wales, Scotland or England – and the species that this remarkable and unique habitat supports, why it is so important to our landscape, and what the political outlook is for these wild places.

We’ve got some amazing articles that highlight the tremendous variety we enjoy in this country, from seafishing for bass (don’t miss out on watching the accompanying film online) to important and historical trees, how to make the best of the bounty of nature at this time of year, as well as wine suggestions to go with those ingredients. There’s practical advice on walking hound puppies, a profile of the fantastic Beretta Serpentina 490 – a one-off shotgun to celebrate Beretta’s 490th anniversary – and our recommendations for all the kit you could possibly need this summer, whether it is for a country walk or a day’s trout fishing.

I hope you enjoy reading the magazine as much as we have enjoyed producing it!

Kate Gatacre, Editor

My Countryside is available on a subscription basis for just £15.95 per year. Start your subscription today.