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Daylesford Sparkling Rose

Drink spring, indulge in a rosé

Chateau Léoube, the Bamford family’s Provencal vineyard, have just released their new 2013 vintages, which include a delicate, pale pink sparkler just perfect for a spring (or any other) time…

Fly Fishing

RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival 2014

A true celebration of fly fishing, RISE is in it’s 8th year and brings gripping footage from Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Costa Rica, Argentina, Tahiti, USA and Bolivia to screens…

Gamekeepers Welfare Trust

Nominations invited for GWT Game Bird of the Year 2014

Devised by Gamekeepers Welfare Trust trustee Lady Scott, this award highlights the invaluable contribution many women make to the success of the gamekeeper in their life. Often unrecognised and unpaid…

Holkham keepers wearing "Cokes", the original bowlers designed by James Lock - The Field's top 50 sporting estates

How to return a shooting invitation

The sporting world throngs with kind hosts who quietly follow that counsel found in the Acts of the Apostles: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Given God…

Winner Kate Hayward is presented with the Growler hip flask by Richard Wright, Chairman of the Northamptonshire GWCT

Hip flask hoorah

The Northamptonshire GWCT took inspiration from The Field’s Hip Flask Challenge  to stage their own version.     Over 150 people attended and there were 32 entries of concoctions varying…

Restocking elvers in Herefordshire

Protect eels from export

The European eel is on the international Red List of endangered species. Elvers are caught in large numbers in the Wye and the Severn for sale abroad and the Golden…