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A membership organisation for people who are passionate about rural life.

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Countryside gift membership offer

Looking for a great Christmas gift for someone who has a passion for British food, farming and rural life? Treat them to a year-long gift of Countryside membership. Not only will they receive their Countryside magazine delivered to their door but they will also enjoy a host of member benefits that will help them make the most of their time in the British countryside. Plus, we’ll send you a free copy of the Countryside Kitchen recipe book worth £15.95 to say thank you. Find out more here.

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Countryside Quiz

1: What tool does a bodger (woodsman) use for cutting wood?

2: Where in the earth would you find humus?

3: What is a ha-ha?

4: The male has 40 teeth and the female 36. What domesticated animal is this?

5: Which vegetable was first called a 'gros melon' by a French explorer in 1584?

6: How many stomach chambers does a goat have?

To find out the answers, click here.

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Member offers and competitions

Enter our great member competitions to be in with a chance to win a host of wonderful prizes, from a bespoke handmade bed from Bushed Bones and a range of accessories for your four-legged friend to a luxury stay on the west coast of Scotland. Plus, take advantage of our member offer for discounted luxury rail experiences. You can find all of the details here.

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Say no to sky lanterns

They may look pretty floating high in the sky, but please remember this bonfire night that sky lanterns can cause serious harm to livestock and are also a real fire risk. The NFU welcomed the introduction of a sky lantern code of practice in 2014 and continue to call for an outright ban. To find out more about our campaign and how you can show your support, click here

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In next month's issue of Countryside

Eat the cover: 10 delicious recipes plus tips and tricks from Miranda Gore Browne on how to cook a fantastic festive feast

Buy my turkey: Meet the farming family behind your Christmas roast

In pictures: Behind the scenes at Tenbury's famous holly and mistletoe auction

Decoding Christmas: The stories behind some of our festive traditions

Gift guide: From socking fillers to luxury items, there is something for everyone

Poultry special: National Poultry Show interview plus biosecurity advice for backyard keepers

New life in the country: Tessa Dunlop chats to TV presenter Sian Williams

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Your Details

If you are moving house or need to change any of your contact details please call the Countryside Helpline on 0370 840 2030 so we can update your membership. Alternatively log in and change your details.

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Countryside quiz answers:

For the answers, click here.

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