The Field

London hunting

Heading to the metropolis doesn’t mean having to do without riding to hounds. London hunting is tremendous fun, says Michael Clayton, as he recounts using the capital as a hunting…

What to wear for shooting

When considering the proper dress code for a day in the field, should one follow tradition or trend? Robert Gibbons advises on what to wear for shooting. Looking to add…

Lady Melissa Percy

Brought up in Northumberland and introduced to fieldsports at a very young age, sport is a family affair for Lady Melissa Percy. From a surprise catch aged seven to launching…

Best shooting gilets

Whatever the weather, a gilet is essential kit. Smart over a shirt in the summer and an invaluable mid-layer for chilly days in the field, gilets are both practical and…

Dalmatian health problems

One ground-breaking project has nearly eliminated dalmatian health problems, though breeders are refusing to accept the outcrossed dogs. Surely health should be more important than breed purity, asks David Tomlinson.…

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Charlie Flindt discovers nothing in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to make you cross, but his Belgian shepherd is the only member of the household to find the new SUV exciting.…