Walks through wooded country, with cap, Barbour and a sturdy stick in hand, the rustle and scent of leaves underfoot, the flutter of a startled pheasant. A pastoral lifestyle may indicate a desire for simpler, less harried times, but the abandonment of the finer things in life is far from the aim of the game. Instead of the deprivations that come with rusticity, we’d rather a crackling fire and the comfortable splendour of baronial digs.