Our countryside is under threat. This book gives you the information to help counter that threat and does so with beauty and charm. Illustrating the pleasures and strengths of the British countryside, it represents a cross-section of interests and is important because it puts the case for field sports differently. It points out that if you want to preserve our countryside and its unique way of life then you have to realise that it is a complicated, delicate and indivisible whole which has been developed over 2000 years. Without its constituent parts, the rural way of life will perish.