I’ve been a professional photographer since the early 1980s, so using ‘older style’ cameras such as my Leica digital rangefinder is second nature to me, and while I love the results I get, I do understand why the modern day snapper might find the need to set the focus manuallyContinue Reading

The chief vehicle dynamics engineer told us that he and his team referred to the Jaguar F-PACE SVR as ‘The Magnificent Beast’, which is quite the boast, eh? Absolutely bloody accurate though. But let’s wind back a bit. Regulars readers will know that I’m not the greatest SUV fan inContinue Reading

Orvis UK and Hunter Gather Cook have partnered to launch the ultimate outdoor experience package: a day of fly fishing, foraging and cooking, ending in a freshly cooked meal that celebrates the best of British wild food. The package was launched on the 9th of April with a special dayContinue Reading

The Hilleberg Enan is a lighter version of the much-loved Akto one-person tent. More akin to a sophisticated bivvy bag than something you’d choose to spend days at a time in, it is tough and weighs just 1.2kgs packed, which makes it ideal for anyone looking to man-haul their campingContinue Reading

The original Audi TT was a style icon when it launched in 1998. Chris Pickering investigates whether the latest version capture the same magic. There’s an unwritten rule about concept cars. Those that get wheeled out to rapturous applause at motor shows very rarely make it into production. And thoseContinue Reading

In the first of his regular columns, Matt Pym, CALIBRE’s resident wine expert, takes a look at the latest wines to come out of the Bordeaux region – and throws in a little investment and buying advice, too… What better place to start my regular musings on all things alcoholicContinue Reading

The Volkswagen Amarok V6 is a case study in how an unavoidably compromised vehicle can nonetheless be an utterly beguiling companion; even though the Mercedes X-Class V6 is the more refined vehicle – and the Toyota Hilux AT37 would be the better buy if you need more off-road ability thanContinue Reading

I climbed all four hundred and forty-six 2,000ft mountains in England and Wales in just six months – the fastest-ever time. Solo and unsupported, I walked over 1,000 miles, ascended five times the height of Everest and slept wild under the stars over 25 times. And I did it allContinue Reading

The Aston Martin DB11 Volante bucks the rulebook with a grand tourer that works best with the roof down, says Chris Pickering. Does it get any better than this? Cruising through the Cotswolds with the crackle of the DB11 Volante’s V8 ricocheting off the dry stone walls and the lastContinue Reading