Wildlife to Watch for in January and February

wrap up in country clothing when out seeing winter nature wildlife

January and February are at the core of winter, and though the days are crisp and bright, spring still feels a long way off. Early morning frosts turn grass sparkly and most plants and leaves have disappeared. But January and February are still great months to wrap up in country clothing and head outside to Continue Reading →

What do I Need to Know About Applying for a Firearms Licence?

firearms licence forms waiting to be filled out

To legally own a shotgun in the UK, you must have a valid shotgun licence, and for many other guns you’ll need a firearms licence. These can be obtained from your local council. However, you will need to fill out the paperwork fully and honestly and wait for a confirmation before going ahead and purchasing Continue Reading →

The Anatomy of a Shotgun

Shotgun hanging up

Get to know the different parts of a shotgun before using one in the field. Knowing the equipment you are using can have a huge benefit to you, allowing you to adjust your technique, hone your skills and can help with cleaning or figuring out what part of the shotgun may need fixing. Why not Continue Reading →

Facts About Gundogs

Cocker spaniel gundog

Gundogs are a category of dog breeds that have been developed over hundreds of years to assist hunters and shooters to find and retrieve game, usually birds. They are also often classified as working dogs and have a variety of skills which makes them highly valuable when out in the field. If you are new Continue Reading →

Spectacular Skies: Astrology Events to Watch in 2018

The phases of the moon

The New Year brings a whole host of events in the sky and in space. Whether you’re a keen stargazer or a complete beginner, these events will thrill all who watch. With so many different spectacles taking place in the sky throughout the year, it can be tricky to keep track of the key events Continue Reading →

5 Country Sports to Try in the New Year

A woman riding her horse in fine country clothing

With the New Year just days away, many of you may have already cast your minds to your list of New Year’s resolutions. The start of 2018 is a great time to try something new, make a change in your life for the better and set yourself off on a positive path for the coming Continue Reading →

Shooting Etiquette: A Beginners Guide

A man and a woman with their leather gunslips and cartridge bags

For those who are new to the sport of shooting, it is important to learn the etiquette of the sport to ensure that you keep yourself and those around you safe, and you’ll need to ensure you conduct yourself in an appropriate manner. It may seem as if there are thousands of rules in the Continue Reading →

8 New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

A list of goals for 2018

As the New Year edges ever closer, it’s time to start thinking about those annual resolutions. We all know how the year starts off with the best of intentions, and then just a few weeks in, we slowly start to lose sight of our goals and think that they’ll just have to wait until next Continue Reading →

Alternative New Year’s Celebration Ideas

a stargazing view from a tent

With Christmas now just days away and New Year’s not far behind, it’s time to get planning for one of the biggest celebrations of the year. If you’re looking for something a little alternative this New Year, why not head into the beauty of the countryside and enjoy the serenity and peace? Or stay at 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 →