Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd The Field is a monthly glossy magazine dedicated to those brave souls who shoot, fish and hunt way beyond the call of duty. Since 1853, its staff has selflessly brought its readers the cream of rural life, be it pheasant shooting, dry-fly fishing or the distinct merits of Cheval Blanc. If you love field sports, errant terriers and very foxy friends at hunt balls, The Field is for you.
In harmony with nature • For farming to be part of the solution to the climate crisis, some profound changes are required, says Patrick Holden, with the appropriate support to make this transition to a sustainable model possible
Field in focus
Illegal discharges to be investigated
Sustainable gamebird release report
One good deed…
To do this month
Laxford project test case for salmon
Greening Welsh grassland
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Kit to covert • Our monthly guide to everything notable in the field for sporting enthusiasts and those keen on country life
Wood you believe it • Interest in sustainable living and the move towards a zero-carbon future has created an insatiable appetite for timber, finds Rupert Bates
Country estate of the month • THE STEADING, GUBHILL, DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY
Six of the best: Yorkshire
Pike parties and hot port • A pike from clean water served with a good wine or escaping Cornish precipitation in the local pub ensure that January won’t be dry for Serena or Neil Cross
Walking in our grandfathers’ footsteps • There’s no better way to enjoy unspoilt countryside, companionship and testing birds than on a walked-up day – just how it used to be
A uniquely Scottish Best gun • Since it first appeared in 1879, the round action has been produced by just three Scottish gunmakers. It has lost none of its appeal over the years
HOW TO… … plan for a year of sporting achievement • As the first page of the 2022 calendar is turned, here is our month-by-month guide to ticking off those sporting firsts
The hunting horn • A passionate American hunter has compiled a comprehensive reference on the instrument that punctuates a day’s hunting
Dreaming of the perfect pools • As your mind wanders while sat on the riverbank during a slow day, try conjuring up the perfect stretch of salmon water
Scotland, Fleming’s other secret agent • Much like an extra character, Scotland has had a starring role in many Bond films – but was 007 a Scot?
Stills going strong • Some of our finest whisky distilleries have been run by the same families for generations, their spirits as unique as their history
Well I’ll be blowed • Bagpipes, long associated with royal reveille and haggis, are hitting the right note in other areas
Strange encounters • While digital demons have upped the horror ante, medieval ghost stories still have the power to chill
Country queries • Send queries to Rosie Macdonald, Country Queries Editor, The Field, 161 Marsh Wall, London E14 9AP. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For more, go to: thefield.co.uk
Plains but not simple • Weaponry from the Indian Wars highlights the disparity of that conflict, finds Roger Field, who is himself back in the line with a gun from an earlier era. Would that prove a disadvantage, too?
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Art in the field • Madeleine Bunbury is travelling the globe to find 80...