how to be a better shot

How to be a better shot

Many people in the shooting field this season will close one eye as they take aim. This is madness, says a man on a crusade to change the habit of…

stile guide

Country crossings: a stile guide

Steven Desmond climbs back through history to uncover the origins of the stile and understand why these charming country crossings are no longer such a common feature of our landscape.


Crazy about collies

Intelligent and affectionate, collies are as at home on the sofa as they are in the field. Matthew Dennison rounds up devotees of these wonderful working dogs.

Badminton Horse Trials 2016

Who will win Badminton 2016?

One of Britain’s greatest sporting occasions takes place this weekend, the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.