Monthly Archives: January 2016

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Plans for UK’s longest coastal footpath approved

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Plans to build a new coastal pathway which will be the longest in the UK have been given the green light. Once built, the new coastal pathway will see those who plan on walking its entire length set out from Filey Brigg in North Yorkshire and end their walk at Newport Bridge in Middlesbrough. This Continue Reading →

Farmers – fancy packing your suitcase?

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Ever wanted to get away from your current farming job and work in the furthest away place possible? Well that’s exactly what’s on offer UK farmers from the government of Tristan da Cunha – the world’s most remote inhabited island. The remote group of volcanic islands sit smack bang in the middle of the South Continue Reading →

Keep your eye in with clay pigeon shooting

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There are just a few days left of the 2015-16 shooting season and many people are no doubt looking forward to a final weekend at the peg. But just because the season ends on Monday, it doesn’t mean you should have to put your guns away in their leather gunslips until the Glorious Twelfth. One Continue Reading →

Celebrate Burns Night this evening

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Happy Burns Night to all of you celebrating the birthday of famous Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns! Rabbie, as he’s known to many, was born on 25th January 1759, lived until 21 July 1796 and Burns Night celebrates his contribution to Scottish culture. The so-called “Bard of Ayrshire” is widely seen as the national poet of Scotland Continue Reading →

Modern Poaching – No lovable rogues

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There was once a time when you knew what to expect from poachers – affable local characters just after something for the pot – but sadly not any more. Poachers of old were much like Michael Elphick’s portrayal of Jake in Withnail and I. Generally they were after a few head of game which they’d Continue Reading →

Why the Woodland Trust is returning to the days of horse power

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Visit Fingle Woods in Devon in the next month or so and you may just see a  sight which many thought was consigned to history – people working the land using horses to do all the heavy work. Take a stroll through the beautiful woodlands on the edge of Dartmoor near Exeter, and you may Continue Reading →

Oxford farmers turn sights to Europe

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Europe is an issue which is set to dominate debate all over the UK this year, and the prospect of the UK leaving the EU is arguably most important to country folk. Rural communities are likely to be most affected by any change to the relationship between the UK and Brussels, so it was no Continue Reading →

Instagrams show fly-fishing fun

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With the incessant rain we’ve ‘enjoyed’ recently finally having abated, the dry, still and cold conditions are perfect for fly-fishing. So that’s what many people have been doing, getting out and about in the crisp air and heading for the riverbanks of Britain. While many people think fly fishing closes for winter, many fisheries now Continue Reading →

What does 2016 have in store for shooting?

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Two weeks into 2016 we feel it’s time to look into what’s going to be going on in the world of shooting over the next 12 months – so we’ve gathered a host of opinions for you to take a look at and decide who you think I going to be proved right. We spoke Continue Reading →

The English Partridge’s Revival

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The English Partridge, otherwise known as the Grey partridge, has made a stunning revival in the past ten years – so how has this happened? There have been a number of successful projects aimed at restoring the wild English partridge in this period, each of which has raised the possibility of sustainable shooting. That’s something Continue Reading →