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.
THE FIELD • ESTABLISHED 1853 VOL 339 NO 7410
On our plates or in the rivers? • Salmon & Trout Conservation have launched a campaign that advocates a boycott of all farmed salmon. Here, Andrew Graham-Stewart sets out their case
Field in focus
House sparrow • Passer domesticus
Six Nations • 5 FEBRUARY TO 19 MARCH 2022
Kit to covert • Our monthly guide to everything notable in the field for sporting enthusiasts and those keen on country life
Letters • Write to: The Editor, The Field, Future Publishing PLC, Unit 415, Eskdale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Berkshire RG41 5RA.
Worth one’s salt • While property businesses are colouring their press releases green, Rupert Bates heads to Gosport to find a development built on more than just promises
Country estate of the month • THE WILVERLEY ESTATE, BANK, HAMPSHIRE
Six of the best: Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex
Keeping a record • Once consigned to a gamebook, days in the field – whether facing a rogue hippo or an ancestor’s stalking tales – are captured for posterity, agree Neil and Serena Cross
Sporting adventures abroad • If you feel like it is time to escape, we have the perfect list of overseas destinations to help you plan your next shooting trip
TO BOOK YOUR BREAK
A companion for the foreshore • As ever, that perfect partner can be hard to find. So what should one look for in a wildfowling gun? And what should one avoid?
The roll call of 2021 Macnabs • Those who succeeded explain what completing The Field Macnab Challenge means to them
Surf’s up in the Seychelles • Fly-fishing off Farquhar Atoll is a once-in-a-lifetime angling adventure, with giant trevally and bumphead parrotfish among the prizes
The capacity for adventure • THE CARGO RANGE
Coyote country • Hallmarks of a day with Canada’s Toronto & North York Hunt include a fast-paced quarry and maple liqueur in the stirrup cup
Course Française • French racing is proving phenomenally attractive to British trainers and owners. Pourquoi?
FRANCE’S MOST FAMOUS RACES • Four French classics that it is definitely worth crossing the Channel for
A crime of fashion • Hollywood has given art heists – the plundering of family heirlooms – a glamour they don’t deserve
Henry ‘Gino’ Watkins an Arctic adventurer’s legacy • In the 1920s and ’30s, British polar explorers developed skills that would influence Britain’s approach to unconventional warfare during the darkest days of World War II
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Showing the way • Long before SatNav, milestones pointed travellers in the right direction. Today, they are intriguing monuments to legend and history
Country queries • Send queries to Rosie Macdonald, Country Queries Editor, The Field, Future Publishing PLC, Unit 415, Eskdale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Berkshire RG41 5RA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For more, go to: thefield.co.uk
The outlaw Charles Ross • With the specialist gun auctions getting underway, Roger Field encounters a pair of Purdeys with intriguing provenance and a rifle to punch a hole through steel plate
Art in the field • Stephen Henderson’s evocative sculptures of birds capture the art and marshland in his DNA, as he...