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Country Life UK|April 07, 2021
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Lost in the maze

THE world’s largest classical labyrinth is currently being constructed from traditional Cornish hedging in the heart of Bodmin Moor, a project that has unexpectedly led to the foundation of the Outdoor University of Cornish Hedging.

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March 17, 2021

It takes a family to raise a village

A hangover from the days of landed gentry, there are still privately owned villages scattered throughout the UK. What is it really like to be at the helm of a community, asks Alec Marsh

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My favourite painting Neil Mendoza

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Nice wheels

SIXTY years ago almost to the day, on March 15, when the Jaguar E-type first hit the tarmac, Frank Sinatra took one look and said ‘I want that car and I want it now’; shortly after, Enzo Ferrari dubbed it ‘the most beautiful car in the world’.

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March 17, 2021

Myth and magic

Two homes in Devon offer unique insights into the county’s complex history, from witches and hounds to the village where time stood still

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March 17, 2021

Black (and white) beauty

March is the month in which female hares bat away unwanted suitors, but, sadly, the sight of boxing hares is becoming ever more rare. Over the past century, a loss of habitat and predation has resulted in an 80% decrease in brown-hare numbers. Cumbrian sculptor Andrew Kay has created this 5ft-high artwork in steel, priced at £4,700, 15% of which will go to the Hare Preservation Trust. A smaller work, Life Size Hare, costs £840 (www.andrewkaysculpture.co.uk)

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March 17, 2021

In pursuit of a social climber

Of wisteria, noble litter pickers, lockdown funerals and shaggy hounds

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March 17, 2021

Roll me over in the clover

Finding a four-leafed example might be lucky, but, as we toast St Patrick’s Day, Ian Morton investigates why the clover (or shamrock) is so important to the Irish

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March 17, 2021

Bright lights, empty city

For John McEwen, the enforced constraints of the pandemic have engendered a greater appreciation of our capital’s abundant parks and wildlife

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March 17, 2021

A right basket case

From wet woodland to a warm Welsh kitchen: Nick Hammond meets the resourceful craftswoman who has woven a new career from her love for wild places

3 mins read
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