Posted: 30/11/2013 at 18:42
I've got my GW calendar in my hand - I had no problem finding it - there it was in the magazine I can discern no difference in size or paper quality from last year other than that the front and back covers are more matt than previously - the photos for each month have a glossy finish, and they're the pictures we'll be looking at, not the cover.
It came free with a magazine - I think it's a bargain.
You pay £9 for the Countryfile calendar of which "at least" £4 goes to Children in Need - from which I deduce that the calendar costs approximately £5.
Personally speaking, I'd rather give CIN £9, buy my GW magazine as usual and enjoy both the magazine and a free calendar.