A muntjac at home in a garden

A reader wrote to Country Queries with this question. We seem to have a ‘rat run’ strip of woodland near our garden that muntjac pass through regularly. I am not…

A delicious steak pie with a lattice top

There’s little to top a pie, unless of course it is a delicious pastry top or buttery mashed potato. Here, The Field shines a spotlight on five of our favourites.…

the pig at combe

I’M PRETTY sure the Elizabethans would have experienced the same bonhomie on welcome when The Pig at Combe was first built, in 1580, as we did on arrival. Walking through…

Annika Purdey is poised by the grand fireplace in the Long Room at Audley House, the headquarters of James Purdey & Sons in Mayfair. She’s having her photograph taken and…

The Field is enormously proud to have started the Macnab Challenge, a sporting endeavour based on John Buchan’s novel John Macnab, which requires skill and tenacity on both hill and…

Browning 525 Game Tradition Light

THIS month’s test gun is a 20-bore Browning 525 Game Tradition Light, tipping the scales at just under 6lb 5oz (so, light but not ultralight). It is distinguished by an…

lead training gundog

In theory, you can train a gundog by using a manual. In practice, the dog’s behaviour won’t be textbook. Be patient and creative with your teaching, suggests Janet Menzies…

point-to-point

All the point-to-point fixtures for March 2023 in one place for you to plan and prepare for an enjoyable day out in the countryside. POINT TO POINT FIXTURES IN MARCH…