Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Taking a walk makes you more creative, say scientists

Walking in the countryside boosts creativity, according to scientists – Fur Feather & Fin

Walks have often been the source of inspiration for many people, including writers. A walk on Dartmoor is said to have inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write his Sherlock Holmes novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, which went on to be voted the greatest Sherlock Holmes story ever written. But now, scientists have found Continue Reading →

How the Magna Carta shaped modern day country sports

The signing of the Magna Carta – Fur Feather & Fin

2015 sees the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, which helped shape the laws of Britain. If it hadn’t been for this document, country sports would not be as widely available as they are today. Early hunting During the 12th century, the plethora of forests across Britain were guarded by the ruling Monarch of the Continue Reading →

British bird being tracked using 3G

Gannet dive-bombing for food on long fishing trips – Fur Feather and Fin

The distances travelled by gannets in order to catch fish is being tracked in “real time” for the first time, courtesy of the 3G mobile network. People are now being given the chance to see how the largest native seabird in Britain travels through the English Channel to find food for their chicks and then Continue Reading →

More game meat is being eaten in Britain than ever before

Game birds hanging before cooking – Fur Feather & Fin

Recent market analysis has shown that more people are eating game in the UK, ranging from small game birds and rabbits, to much larger animals like boars. “The Fifty” report – conducted by Mintel – tracks 50 markets that have a high growth potential and it shows a 9 per cent rise in the sales Continue Reading →

Things are better in the countryside!

Panoramic shot of the Cotswold – Fur Feather and Fin

There is just something quite captivating about spending time in the countryside and it can often help you forget about the hustle and bustle of daily life. We have taken a look at a few things which we believe are just that bit better in the country!

Devon women elected to shooting governing body

British Association for Shooting & Conservation logo – Fur Feather and Fin

The West Country now has three members on the ruling body of one of the biggest shooting organisations, after two young women came close to topping the election poll of the BASC council. Sarah Turner and Sally-Anne Cockerill had been told by many sceptics that they would not come close to gaining a place on Continue Reading →

How much is nature worth in the UK?

Panoramic view of the Lake District, showing the wealth of the nature in UK – Fur Feather & Fin

The Office of National Statistic (ONS) has released data, which puts an estimated value on the natural capital of the United Kingdom. The statistics were released as part of World Environment Day, which is held annually on 5th June. It is aiming to be the most widely celebrated day for positive environmental action.

Everything you need to know about Royal Ascot

View of the Royal Ascot Grandstand – Fur Feather and Fin

Royal Ascot takes off this week, bringing with it five days of thrilling action in one of the most spectacular events in the entire sporting calendar. Below, we have compiled a guide that should tell you everything you’d like to know about Royal Ascot!

Competition time!

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With the beautiful English summer weather finally starting to show, there is no better time to get out into the countryside, which is just what our competition entails! We’d love you to share your best photo of what the countryside means to you with either our Facebook or Twitter account.

The robin named as Britain’s National Bird

Robin perching on a branch, named as Britain’s National Bird – Fur Feather & Fin

The robin has recently been named as Britain’s National Bird, after securing a hugely convincing victory in a massive public vote. The red-breasted favourite finished above other birds such as the wren, the barn owl and the blackbird to be named as the favourite. The results were announced on BBC Springwatch, where it was revealed Continue Reading →