Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Countryside survey reveals surprising facts about Brits and the countryside

The Lake District, beautiful views of the Great British countryside – Fur Feather & Fin

A recent survey has been conducted, and has revealed some surprised facts about the British public and their relationship with the countryside. The nationwide study was run by Kerrygold Butter, and uncovered some rather shocking details about their experience of rural life.

Come and join us at the CLA Game Fair

CLA Game Fair official logo - Fur Feather & Fin

One of the biggest celebrations of the Great British Countryside is only a day away, in the shape of the CLA Game Fair. Taking place at the beautiful Harewood House in Yorkshire, over 150,000 people are expected to pay the fair a visit, which has been fantastically as an agricultural Glastonbury!

Are you taking part in the Big Wild Sleepout?

Camping with fire under the stars during Big Wild Sleepout – Fur Feather & Fin

Thousands of people around the UK are being encouraged to spend a night outdoors next week, as part of the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout. Taking part from the 7th until the 9th August, the event asks families to sleep outdoors overnight, to discover what creatures they share their environment with.

Glorious Goodwood gets underway!

Goodwood grandstand, where top quality horse racing can be watched – Fur Feather & Fin

The five day festival wonderfully known as Glorious Goodwood got underway yesterday (28th July), which is not only a key date on the horse racing calendar, but a fantastic date on the social one as well! Of all the great British race meetings, Goodwood is the classiest with a more relaxed feel than other festivals Continue Reading →

National Parks Week 27th July — 2nd August

Brecon Beacons celebrating National Parks Week – Fur Feather & Fin

July is a great month to be out and about in the countryside, with Monday 27th July marking the start of National Parks Week across the UK. There are a total of 15 National Parks in the UK, ranging from mountainous regions, to beautiful woodland. The Parks are scattered across the country, with England featuring Continue Reading →

Get the Great British Countryside in your pocket!

One of many footpaths found on new digital OS Map – Fur Feather and Fin

Great news for all of those keen countryside walkers and smartphone users! Alongside redesigning all 607 of its paper maps of Great Britain, the Ordnance Survey (OS) maps are now undergoing the mobile treatment. This means that anyone who buys one of the paper maps will now be able to download the mobile version of Continue Reading →

Drones, cameras and remote controlled tractors: Is this the future of farming?

Grazing cattle controlled by precision farming technology – Fur Feather & Fin

In a recent interview, it was stated that roughly 60 per cent of Britain’s farmland is being managed using precision methods. These include cameras, drones, sensor systems and GPS-guided tractors. These new technologies are now at the forefront of what is known as the new agricultural revolution and could very well change the future of Continue Reading →

Sir David Attenborough on a quest to save the butterflies

Sir David Attenborough on a quest to save butterflies – Fur Feather & Fin

According to Sir David Attenborough, butterflies are some of the “loveliest wild creatures we have in the countryside”. But, in the same breath, he states that they are in danger. Sir David is voicing his concern about the rapidly disappearing creatures, in an attempt to try to save them from vanishing completely. He is fronting Continue Reading →

The rewilding of Britain: Species that may be reintroduced

Rewilding Britain: Reintroducing the Beaver – Fur Feather & Fin

The rewilding of Britain is generating a lot of publicity recently, with many species being talked about making a reappearance across the country. For example, the lynx has been considered a suitable predator to control the current booming deer population. In the same breath, there has been talk of wolves, thought to have been all Continue Reading →

National Countryside Week 20th — 26th July

The British Countryside, celebrated with National Countryside Week – Fur Feather & Fin

Every year, 19 million people visit the British countryside, taking in the beautiful sights and wonderful surroundings that make it such a special place to be. But how often do you consider what makes the countryside unique, such as family farms and local communities? It was believed that the countryside was not getting the recognition Continue Reading →