Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Outdoor exercise provides £2.2 billion in health benefits every year

Exercise in the outdoors with our mens shooting caps and womens wet weather gear

A new study carried out by the University of Exeter and Public Health England has found that getting exercise in the great outdoors has provided the UK with around £2.2 billion in health benefits every year.

Countryside events this Autumn

Collection of conkers before the championships

As the season changes and the sun begins to fade, some may be left feeling glum that the summer is over, however there is certainly no need! The Autumn brings a beautiful array of colours into the natural environment along with an abundance of interesting wildlife and seasonal events to keep your spirits high. So Continue Reading →

Gamekeepers dig through six feet of peat to save gundog while on shoot

Cocker spaniel gundog rescued by gamekeeper on shoot after disappearing under 6 feet of peat

It’s always slightly worrying when a beloved gundog goes missing on a shoot, but fortunately this tale has a happy ending, and just goes to show how important the dogs are to everyone involved in a shoot.

Could angling become the newest Olympic event?

fishing gear and country clothing for a competition

With the excitement for the Olympics and Paralympics still creating a buzz across the world, there has been further exciting news for a potential additional event to be added to the next Olympic games: angling!

Recipe: delicious roasted partridge

Roast partridge caught using shotguns, leather gunslips and leather cartridge belts on a shoot

With the partridge season now upon us, it’s now time again to begin eating this delicious bird and savouring its gamey taste. Whether you’ve headed out with your shotgun, leather gunslips and leather cartridge belts and caught the bird yourself or simply headed to your local game dealer, a partridge is the perfect bird to Continue Reading →

What’s on this weekend – the best events across the UK countryside

Though the holiday season is over, it doesn’t mean there is a shortage of things going on across the UK. Far from it, in fact, as a wealth of events have cropped up celebrating the very best of the country as the autumn approaches. With festivals celebrating everything from food and drink to outdoor pursuits, Continue Reading →

Woodland Trust reveals plans to plant 64 million trees

flowing river in the UK

UK charity the Woodland Trust has revealed plans to plant an additional 64 million trees – one for every person – across the country by 2025.

Government commits to helping UK wildlife and natural habitats

Woodlands and nature which the UK government have pledged to protect

Andrea Leadsom, the Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), gave a speech at the launch of the State of Nature 2016, when she said the Government would commit to improving natural habitats and reducing the decline of native species.

Country pursuits become a more popular staple on primetime TV

Country pursuits and countryside becoming more popular on TV

Following the rise of Sunday night successes such as Countryfile, country pursuits on the small screen have been on the rise, paving the way for a new genre of television dubbed ‘slow TV’.

What to look for in your Autumn foraging adventures

blackberries to be found whilst foraging this Autumn

September is a great time to go foraging, while the weather is still mild and the trees still fruitful. It is important to expand your knowledge on foraging to ensure that everything you collect is safe and sustainable. Here are eight of the best things that you will find this month: