Country Focus

Country Focus

Rachael Garside presents the rural news magazine for those who live and work in the Welsh countryside. Broadcast on BBC Radio Wales Sunday at 0700, repeated Monday at 0530

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Recent episodes (5)

  • Grass Fires, Sculpting with Bluestone and Sheep Walking

    Sun, 26 Apr 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    The devastating impact of deliberate grass fires on wildlife habitats. The stone that shaped Stonehenge - sculpting art from Preseli Bluestone The outdoor world is the classroom in a new degree course and a woolly walk on the wild side.

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  • Stepping into the Garden in Spring

    Sun, 19 Apr 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    It's the tail end of National Gardening week but the beginning of the outdoor horticultural show season and it gets under way with the RHS Cardiff show. So gardens and gardening around Wales, are much the theme of this week's programme.

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  • Dream Alliance

    Sun, 12 Apr 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    16 days remaining

    Just over five years ago Dream Alliance, a racehorse bred on a council allotment defied the odds to win the Welsh Grand National. The remarkable story has been turned into a documentary film, called Dark Horse and to coincide with it's release this week here's another chance to hear a Country Focus programme, presented by Melanie Doel that followed his success.

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  • Happy Glamping

    Sun, 5 Apr 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    9 days remaining

    It's Easter - traditionally the time of year when the Welsh tourism season gets into full swing. But if you're bored with the holiday cottage and putting up a tent is too much trouble but want to explore the great outdoors ....have you tried Glamping? Derived from the words "glamorous" and "camping" it usually involves a sturdy shelter built of natural materials, a cosy fire and a comfy bed - all in a secluded, naturally beautiful setting. It's a fast developing sector that offers farmers and landowners the chance to diversify but with so many types - what to choose? Rachael Garside visits quirky, the eco-friendly and the practical.

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  • RSPB Conwy at 20

    Sun, 29 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    Just over twenty years ago the government decided to build a road tunnel through the Conwy estuary to reduce traffic congestion - it could have been disastrous for wildlife but with a bit of inspired thinking and hard work out of the mud new habitats and a popular reserve were created. Rachael Garside visits RSPB Conwy celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year

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