Test your rural knowledge.
1. Based in East Sussex, what is the name of the spectacular series of chalk cliffs pictured? a) Two Daughters b) Seven Sisters c) Three Cousins d) Five Brothers 2. Otherwise known as Llyn Tegid, which is the largest natural lake in Wales? a) Claerwen Reservoir b) Lake Vyrnwy c) Bala Lake d) Llangorse Lake 3. Which Romantic poet wrote ‘To Autumn’?
a) Samuel Taylor Coleridge
b) Lord Byron c) William Wordsworth d) John Keats 4. Michaelmas is celebrated on which day? a) 4 September b) 12 September c) 21 September d) 29 September 5. Which bird is pictured? a) Dunnock b) Siskin c) Yellow Wagtail d) Yellow-hammer 6. Which event is said to have caused riots in September 1752? a) The coronation of George I b) Adoption of the Gregorian Calendar c) Adoption of agricultural mechanisation
d) The introduction of the Corn Laws 7. Which of these rivers forms part of the Norfolk Broads? a) River Yare b) River Ouse c) River Ribble d) River Cam 8. Limestone is mostly composed of which compound? a) Iron oxide b) Calcium carbonate c) Silicon dioxide d) Lead sulphide 9. Which concept in land management states that, when the two are in conflict, conservation should take priority over public enjoyment? a) The Sandford Principle b) The Callaghan Clause c) The Rippon Guideline d) The Bellamy Idea 10. Which poet was president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England from 2012 to 2016? a) Carol Ann Duffy b) Andrew Motion c) Roger McGough d) Ted Hughes 11. Conkers are the seeds of which tree? a) Beech b) Yew c) Sweet Chestnut d) Horse Chestnut 12. Britain’s only freeroaming reindeer are based in which area of Scotland? a) Cairngorms b) Torridon Hills c) Tay Forest Park d) Glencoe 13. A member of which species is thought to be the oldest tree in Britain? a) Oak b) Willow c) Beech d) Yew
The South Downs meet the English Channel with a vertiginous chalk cliff face