Category Archives: Countryside

Where to Go For a Weekend Away in Autumn and Winter

Wintery road in Scotland

Now the clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in and temperatures dipping, it seems like the perfect time of year to head off on a weekend break to one of five locations that offer some of Britain’s best views. We have put together the places that are worth visiting during autumn and winter, Continue Reading →

Learn More About British Wildlife With Our Quiz

British red fox

Small though Britain may be, it is home to all kinds of natural wonders and fascinating wildlife. The best place to see the wonderful wildlife is in the countryside, where the landscapes differ from rolling hills, colourful farmland, ancient woods and scraggy mountains. For people who love the great British countryside and the animals, plants Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Walking in Winter

A man in country clothing walking in the winter snow

Many people are put off from their usual walking habits when the winter months hit. Fear of the cold, the darkness and struggling to find the motivation all contribute to us being less active in this season. However, getting out and about in the winter can do your body and your mind a wide range Continue Reading →

Best Places for Seeing the Autumn Deer Rut

Red deer before a rut in Britain

The deer rut is one of the most exciting wildlife events of the year, occurring from late September to November. Several woodlands, parklands and country estates are great places to witness the rut, where stags compete for the female does in the herd, bellowing calls and locking antlers with competitors.

Where to Go to See Autumn Colours in Britain

Autumn scenes around Britain

The whole of Britain begins to transform in September, as the end of summer struggles to let go, but come October; we are fully into autumn. The crisp air, shorter evenings, crunchy leaves underfoot and the array of yellow, orange and red hues in the trees makes you want to stay cosy and indulge in Continue Reading →

Wildlife To Watch For In The Autumn

Wildlife to watch for in autumn

In the autumn, British wildlife goes into business preparing for the cold winter months. As the temperature drops, there is a lot of work to be done, such as fattening up for the winter, flying south and preparing homes for hibernations. Everywhere you look in the countryside there are signs of change as the wildlife Continue Reading →

Keep Your Gun Clean This Shooting Season with FFF’s Cleaning Kits

Cleaning kit available from Fur Feather & Fin

It is important not to neglect cleaning your gun, especially in shooting season, as it is getting more use. You should keep your gun in the best possible condition because a well-cared gun will help your fire more accurately and give better results on a day’s shoot. If you need to update or improve your Continue Reading →

Country Events to Attend This Autumn

See falconry displays at country events this autumn.

You may think the biggest country events of the year have come to an end, but with three months left to go this year, there are still plenty to attend. With the autumn bringing the harvest, there are lots of great food markets happening. There is also the game season underway, so several upcoming events Continue Reading →

Your Guide To Growing Herbs All Year Around

Herbs grown indoors during the autumn and winter months

Fresh herbs can be a fantastic addition to your culinary delights, adding a new depth of flavour to your dishes, and adding a touch of freshness and vibrancy to its aesthetic. If you love to get out in the garden, or are somewhat of a gardening rookie, herbs are a great plant to grow. Traditionally, Continue Reading →

Simple Roast Grouse Risotto Recipe

Roast grouse risotto

Grouse season is getting underway, and that means cooking up some delicious dishes with the game meat from the bird. For those who are getting your shooting clothing on and heading out for a day’s shoot, you will need a few recipe ideas for cooking grouse. If you are looking for a different way of Continue Reading →