Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Great recipes to use up your leftover Christmas chocolates

chocolate cake pops make the perfect country Christmas gift

Over the festive period, we are often inundated with copious amounts of chocolates and biscuits. Be it given as a gift or bought for the family home, it is a rarity if the family manages to consume all of them. As the New Year comes around, many households like to rid their homes of all Continue Reading →

Top Christmas walks in the UK

put on your women’s wet weather gear for a Christmas walk

After you have over indulged with Christmas dinner and festive chocolates, why not step outside into the winter sun and take a festive stroll this Christmas? There is nothing better than wrapping up in woolly jumpers, kid’s country clothing or women’s wet weather gear and step outside with the family and breathe in the fresh Continue Reading →

Improve your success in the field with clay pigeon shooting sessions

man in shooting clothing for clay pigeon shooting practice

If you are a beginner shooter then you might be seeking out ways to improve your skill set, aside from during actual shoots. Clay pigeon shooting is a little different to actually being out in the field, however, it can be a great way for you to practice and up your game. Whether you use Continue Reading →

Alternative birds to cook for Christmas dinner

tuck into dinner with some alternative meat after unwrapping your Christmas gifts

Turkey has long been the traditional meat to have on Christmas Day and other feasts you may have around the holiday season, but it not the only bird to serve for dinner. For shooters, there is plenty of reason to try an alternative bird to turkey, especially if you are having a smaller dinner and Continue Reading →

A showstopper Christmas cake recipe

Christmas cake to take to a Christmas shooting gathering as a gift

For those that are lovers of a classic Christmas cake, we have just the recipe for you. These cakes are best made a few weeks before the big day, so that the cake has time to soak up all the wonderful aromas of the brandy. Unlike most other cakes, this will not dry the texture Continue Reading →

Advice and tips for preparing your gundog for the beating line

springer spaniel gun dog in the field

Taking your gundog out to the beating line depends on both the dog and the trainer’s ability, but every owner should be asking themselves if their dog is ready to go beating. Of everyone on the shoot, the beater and their dog have the greatest risk of ruining a drive, so it is vital the Continue Reading →

Top spots for stargazing in the UK

take a shooting flask to stay warm while stargazing in the UK

Open skies are a significant part of the British countryside, and on a clear night, you can look up to see some 4,000 stars sparkling above you. As light pollution is a growing issue for the sky and astronomers, there are certain sites across the UK, which are perfect for stargazing, that are not affected Continue Reading →

Family favourite Christmas traditions

kids country clothing pyjamas

Christmas is soon to be upon us, and for many this period is their favourite of the year. A time when families come together to celebrate, and age-old traditions are bought back to life for the yearly celebration. You likely have some of your own Christmas traditions, such as leaving a mince pie for Santa, Continue Reading →

A-Z of shooting terms

Whether you are new to the shooting world or have been in it for many years, the sheer amount of technical terms that are involved in this country sport mean that although many are obvious, there may be still some you are yet to grasp. Here we’ve got a handy A-Z guide of shooting terms Continue Reading →

Top tips for hosting a Christmas or New Year shoot

use shotgun cleaning kits when on a Christmas pheasant shoot

A day of shooting has many aspects to it, from the sport itself, to the weather and lunch. When you are hosting the event, the main thing to remember is that everyone has a good time and wants to return next year for their Christmas or New Year shoot.