The joys of rough shooting – hunting hedgerows for wild birds; boom of the punt gunners – wildfowling’s golden era; grouse moors and the curlew – the British Trust for…

Christmas animals. Robin

From uncomplaining donkey to traitorous wren, animals have always played a part in Christian iconography. The Field examines their role in celebrating Christmas

Chocolate and Christmas pudding fridge cake

Don’t forget about the pud when the time comes to use up the Christmas leftovers. You may be planning turkey sandwiches and curries – but the Christmas pud can be…

Best Christmas cocktails

Enjoy the festive season with the best Christmas cocktails. You can’t go far wrong with The Field’s favourites – just raid the drinks cupboard and fill the glasses to engender…

Christmas salad

Festive feasting is certainly a joy but the time will come to take a break from the indulgence. Philippa Davis’ Christmas salad makes a delicious light lunch, and will helpfully…

Dogs in the snow. Bramble

The weather outside may be frightful, but nothing will convince our gundogs to stay at home. As the snow continues to fall, cancelling sporting days and putting the 4x4s to…

Christmas gift guide for dogs

The sporting sort are easy to please at Christmas – a new bit of kit is guaranteed to go down a treat.  And pampered pooches will be indulged this season…