Winter

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Country diary: The frost is so bright I can hardly see the stars
Stamford, Lincolnshire: It’s the coldest night in winter. I almost enjoy the sense of it working its way inside me

Simon Ingram

21, Jan, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: Hardy swimmers and brisk walkers await the sun’s arrival
Kit Hill, Tamar Valley: This country park, on the site of a derelict quarry, is full of visitors defying the gloom

Virginia Spiers

20, Jan, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: The bird box and tree trunk are no longer separate things
Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: Like our fleeting winter, this box is merely an impression of what it once was, and what it should be

Paul Evans

13, Jan, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: These tunnels could make smugglers out of anyone
Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire: If you don’t mind a bit of dankness, the warren of passages and interconnected houses here is ripe for adventure

Amy-Jane Beer

29, Dec, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: A tiny island on a loch – perfect for a solstice overnight camp
Badenoch, Cairngorms national park: Under a foggy moon we crack through the ice with our canoe, and steel ourselves for the longest nigh

Merryn Glover

28, Dec, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: Fieldfares perch as if awaiting instruction
Sandy, Bedfordshire: These birds are gregarious, exuberant, highly mobile chatterers, riding out over our grounded troubles

Derek Niemann

22, Dec, 2021 @5:30 AM

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The diversity of seed is at risk – so get saving for the planet’s sake
Collecting seeds and growing the best plants in the healthiest soil is the best way to pay it forward to future gardeners

Alys Fowler

18, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Warmer winters can wreak as much havoc as hotter summers, say scientists
Warmer winters are happening across the globe, and can be drivers of catastrophic weather events and profound changes

Katharine Gammon

17, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Country diary: Even the darkest days of the year begin with fiery light
Stamford, Lincolnshire: As we ache for brighter evenings, the mornings are putting on a show

Simon Ingram

17, Dec, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Estonia in winter: into the wilds by canoe and ‘bog shoe’
The peatlands of Soomaa national park are host to a stunning variety of birds and beasts – and even the odd white-thighed bog swimmer

Jamie Lafferty

16, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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It’s time to embrace the darkness: how I got over my dread of winter
Last winter’s gloom almost broke me, so here’s what I’ve learned about changing my mindset and embracing the long, cold, dark months

Sam Wolfson

10, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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From foxy to gleamy: winter weather words you’ll never hear in forecasts
Precise language used by meteorologists often misses out on some of the more vivid wintry terms

David Hambling

04, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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