Sound Escape 92: The joy of lying in bed and listening to the countryside waking up

You wake in the small village of Butterton in the Staffordshire Peak District. With the window of the cottage set ajar, you return to bed, rest your head on the pillow and listen as the village slowly wakes. The brook plays like the wind in the trees, which in turn mimics the brook. Blackbirds trill. A garden gate clunks. A milk truck crosses the ford.

BBC Countryfile Magazine's Sound Escapes are a weekly audio postcard from the countryside to help you relax and transport you somewhere

beautiful, wherever you happen to be. Recorded by Daniel Graham, presented by Hannah Tribe.


Email the Plodcast team – and send your sound recordings of the countryside – to:


Visit the Countryfile Magazine website:

Hosted on Acast. See for more information.