Countryfile website takeover

Hettie takeover the Countryfile website  

We were delighted to have been invited to takeover the Countryfile website this week.

Our Hettie Collections have been inspired by the wonderful things we see around us every day. Classic British accessories inspired by our local British landscape. All of the materials used reflect the natural colour tones found within the British Countryside- for country style living inspired by nature.

Countryfile is a perfect fit for Hettie and we love reading their website





One of the BBC's most popular programmes, Countryfile airs weekly on BBC One and reports on rural agricultural and environmental issues in the UK

You can enjoy the best of the British countryside on their website and watching their fabulous TV programmes. Packed full of wildlife guides , walks , recipes ,and ideas for life in the great outdoors , they are such a wonderful place to go and switch off , immersing yourself in nature.

Read the latest edition and see our takeover below


Active ways to enjoy the great outdoors

On the Countryfile website this week , seven active ways to boost your fitness and try something new with our guide to the best active and adventurous ways to experience the great outdoors.

From swimming outdoors to trail running, improve your fitness and try something new with their guide to active and adventurous ways to experience the great outdoors.

And if you are looking for inspiration to walk with your dog , check our our Hettie blog below


Exploring in the woods

Our pretty Hettie Woodland Collection  is inspired by our adventures in the woods. Calm and quiet, but full of changing life. We wanted to capture the stunning backdrop of the trees against the glorious flowers and leaves which change throughout the seasons. We created this collection to remind us of the feelings we have when walking in the woods.

Picking blackberries together

A favourite pastime this time of year is picking blackberries together and then making blackberry and apple crumble. Like classic fruit crumble but in a cuttable, transportable bar, these delicious crumble squares are perfect for an end of summer picnic.


  • Medium cooking apples (about 550-600g whole weight) 2, peeled, cored & diced
  • Blackberries 150g
  • Granulated sugar 2-3 tbsp, adjust to taste
  • water 100ml
  • butter 200g, softened
  • Light brown sugar 200g
  • self raising flour 200g
  • bicarbonate of soda 1tsp
  • Porridge oats 150g
  • You will also need a 20×30 cm tin, about 2cm deep, greased & lined with baking paper







  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.

  • STEP 2

    Add the apple, blackberries, sugar and water to a medium pan. Cover and simmer gently until soft – about 8-10 minutes. Set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Whizz together the butter and sugar in a food processor until creamed, then add the flour and bicarbonate of soda and pulse until combined; the mixture will be quite crumbly.

  • STEP 4

    Lastly, add the oats and pulse again until mixed. Tip about two thirds of the crumble mix into the prepared tin and press down well with the back of a spoon. Spread the fruit all over the base evenly.

  • STEP 5

    Sprinkle over the remaining crumble mixture then bake for 25 minutes until the top is crisp and golden.

  • STEP 6

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in the tin before cutting into squares.

Recipe by Genevieve Taylor @ Countryfile




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