The Field October 2014 cover

The Field brings the best of fieldsports and country life to you every month. The October issue is brimming with advice on driven partridge, slinky kit for lady guns, ratting…

picnic food

Elevenses is an important punctuation on a shoot day. When spending the day gallivanting outside, often in the cold and wet, who wouldn’t build up a good appetite? So here…

Douro Valley Port

There are few wine regions I look forward to visiting quite as much as I do Porto and the Douro Valley. The wine, of course, is unique, be it a…

Labradors and cocker spaniels continue to be the two most popular breeds of dog in Britain – and where there is desirability, crime is never far behind. Growing concern over…

Mussels are a classic example of a shellfish that we used to eat abroad but shunned at home. Paella in Spain, moules marinières in France – yes, but the plentiful…