Outwell Dreamboat Mattress. Not pictured: Carlton Boyce

Our Outdoor Editor, Carlton Boyce (not pictured above!), heads into the wild to test the best in outdoor gear. Will the Outwell Dreamboat Mattress keep the chill away on a cold night?

Carlton Boyce has always recoiled from spending hundreds of pounds on a pair of wellies. Can Le Chameau’s Chasseur boots change his mind?

Growing up in a cricket-mad household in the seventies, it’s no surprise that one of my earliest memories is of Ian Botham putting the Aussies to the sword in the Ashes series in the summer of 1981.

Westley Richards, the iconic Birmingham based gunmakers, held an event at its Pritchett Street showroom and factory recently to celebrate the launch of its new partnership with Orvis UK. The ‘Orvis Residency’ will run for three months, including the Christmas period, at the Westley Richards store in Birmingham’s Gun Quarter.Continue Reading

Orvis currently has a residency at the Westley Richards showroom in Birmingham, and CALIBRE magazine spent the afternoon there last Friday learning how to cast a fly. Shamefully, while I’ve done a fair bit of sea fishing over the years, I’ve never done any fly fishing, so when the kindContinue Reading

Carlton Boyce tries dog sledding for the first time, and finds it affects him on a level he wasn’t expecting. 1. It’s as though God had just discovered the saturation level in Photoshop, and got a bit carried away; here in Fish Lake it’s so bright and clear and vividContinue Reading

The Macnab is considered the greatest countryside challenge in luxury fieldsports, says Kate Gatacre. “It will be verra, verra deeficult. I said the odds were a thousand to one, but I think ten thousand wad be liker the thing.” Thus Pronounces Wattie Lithgow, the old stalker, to the three adventurers inContinue Reading

Fly-fishing is an accessible, and surprisingly adventurous, sport for all, says John Kelley. The saying goes that “if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. For those new to fishing it may beContinue Reading