The Countryside Year

A Month-by-Month Guide to Making the Most of the Great Outdoors

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 12 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781849536837

About the book

This charming and practical handbook is bursting with tips, facts and folklore to guide you through the countryside year. Find out how to identify birds by sight or song, spot animal tracks, name wild flowers, butterflies, insects and trees, and forage for natural foods throughout the seasons.


With handy diary pages for making your own notes each month as you explore the hills, forests and fields, this is a must-have for any lover of the great outdoors.

About the author

Stephen Barnett is a journalist and writer, the author of more than 30 books mainly on natural history, social history and popular culture. The British countryside, he believes, comprises a unique habitat and way of life that deserves the greatest protection we can give it. He divides his time between New Zealand and the UK.