Beaver reintroduction. Could it spell disaster for our river?

Beaver reintroduction, like many schemes to reintroduce species, is a complicated subject. Species reintroduction has a significant element of ‘letting the genie out of the bottle’. Once decisions have been…

Marbled chocolate pavlova

A marbled chocolate pavlova is a useful addition to your pudding repertoire. And topping it with oranges and caramel gives it an oompf in flavour. For a bigger chocolate fix…

The best farm ATVs. Honda Fourtrax

The best farm ATVs for all gamekeepers, hunt staff and landowners. Does your experience match with our list? Or do you prefer a UTV or 4×4? Our feature on the…

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…

Crab cakes

Crab cakes can receive bad press. A bit rubbery, a trifle dry and too often swelling the ranks of a turgid buffet. But, when made well these crabby morsels are…

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…

Slow cooked lamb with sherry and saffron potatoes

Slow-cooked lamb is always delicious. And by cooking the potatoes a day in advance you won’t be tied to the kitchen when your guests arrive. This dish goes particularly well…