All our grouse shooting is allocated to lodge parties as part of a mixed sporting week. Due to the type of ground and terrain, shooting on our grouse moors is walked up, with a normal yield of about 10 brace per day. The grouse shooting season starts on 12th August and we finish by the middle of September.
The shooting line normally includes between five and eight guns, together with at least one keeper with trained dogs. Guests are welcome to bring their own dogs, assuming they are reliable and trained to the gun.
A picnic lunch is taken on the moor. A ghillie with a pony carrying food and drink, supplied by the guest, will be despatched from the lodge to meet the grouse shooting party at an agreed location on the moors. The pony will then be loaded with the morning’s bag and the shooting party will carry on for the afternoon, returning to the lodge later for a well-deserved rest and a welcome meal.
There are few experiences that offer the camaraderie, setting and sport of walked-up grouse shooting and our keepers have a well-earned reputation for making the day memorable for all levels of ability.