The Field

Best farm vehicles

The best farm vehicles need to be reliable and emminently practical. The quad bike, ATV (all-terrain vehicle) and UTV (utility task vehicle) have become the transport of choice for hunt…

Cavalry in the First World War. London

The cavalry in the First World War did not play a large part in the fighting on the Western Front. But first-hand accounts of those that did see action in…

Women's shooting clubs

Women’s shooting clubs are on the increase. The popularity of the sport has long been acknowledged in some Field circles. But finding friendly guidance has turned into a movement. Girls…

Wheellock. Historical hunting weapons. Main mechanism

The wheellock transformed warfare and shooting. Its place in the history of the shotgun and shooting is confirmed. The new mechanism, in existence by about 1500, employed an enclosed, sprung…

The Field May 2015 cover

GAME FISHING NUMBER From dusk ’til dawn on the river-bank – fishing after dark is magical; act now to save wild salmon – a plan to save the species; how…

Naked charity calendar 2015. Bare all 4 Bolty

The Bare All 4 Bolty naked charity calendar 2015 does exactly what it says on the tin. 18 undaunted ladies bared all to raise vital funds for brain tumour research,…

Pike recipe

A Victorian pike recipe is an obvious place to start a culinary introduction to this coarse fish. A pike recipe doesn’t have the ease and familiarity of our best trout…

Scottish Land Reform.

Scottish Land Reform is a question that affects those in Scotland and those who enjoy their Scottish sport, grouse shooting, stalking and fishing. It affects my home, Raehills, in the…

Oxbridge blues. Xchanging Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race 2010

The Oxbridge blue is much coveted by sporting types. Just try to avoid having proceedings interrupted by a sporting streaker, and your chances of success should be fine. Winning an…