Our October 2016 issue explains how the Nuthatch is more than just a ‘bird table bandit’ and reveals tactics used by the Capercaillie to survive harsh Scottish winters.
It also has a special section on bird migration, answering any questions you may have about this natural phenomenon, such as which birds migrate and why, where do they go and how to carry out your own migration watch.
• Are Leica’s new binoculars the best yet? Read our expert review.
• Top tips and tutorials on how to photograph birds
• Your birding questions answered by our experts
• A comprehensive round-up of the birds seen on your patch
• Birdwatching in Tallinn
• Book reviews, including Simon King’s Nature Watch
The October issue of Country Walking – with FREE gear mini-mag and county high-point tick-list!
Just as the original summiteers of Everest saw fit to do their training on Snowdon (a mountain an eighth the size) so all Britain’s high – and not so high – places have an ability to punch way above their weight. Whether through their atmosphere or profile, local significance or their place in a thousand personal stories, this country has dozens of hills with gigantic hearts, and we’ve made it our mission this issue to single the very favourites out. We’ve also got a sparkling plan for that inevitable rainy day in Snowdonia, two time-travelling adventures in the Lake District and the Surrey Hills, a big test of rucksacks for autumn and winter (or that long-distance path you’ve been planning), some astonishing stories of what walking a little every day can do for – and a ticklist of all the counties’ high-points if you fancy a truly loopy adventure. Anyway, step inside! The views are wonderful!