Country Life 6 July 2022

Country Life 6 July 2022 looks at the islands of Britain, kittiwakes, growing hazelnuts and the Cornish artisan who hand-crafts surfboards from wood.

Masterpiece: Jack Watkins climbs aboard steam locomotive Mallard

The challenge of cathedral thinking: John Goodall talks to René Olivieri, the new chairman of the National Trust, about staying true to the charity’s principles

Property: Getting away from the ‘hustle and bustle’, and the lure of the sea

Living on the edge: Our islands offer wild landscapes, rare architecture and close communities, as well as tough conditions. Mary Miers explores outposts from Barra to Kent

If I be waspish, best beware my sting: We all swat them; we should salute them. Seirian Sumner defends the ubiquitous wasp

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