Woodcock Shooting on the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
The Shooting Ground
We are pleased to present a fabulous opportunity in North Wales near a coastal location on the Llyn Peninsula, over ground of 4000 acres with many driven woodland drives and walked-up ground such as marshland for snipe (or driven, wind allowing).
The shoot is run by Jono Garton who has put considerable time and effort and money of course into re-establishing this operation . And there are pheasant drives with 15,000 pheasant put to wood so even on the woodcock shoots expect 30-40 woodcock lifts, 5-35, snipe lifts teal, mallard, pheasant. We can run 2 woodcock days and if required a pheasant day in the 3 days.
Is at the old rectory next to the lodge at £90.00 per room twin sharing or there are doubles and is on a B&B basis, there are several options at lower costs just ask and we will supply the telephone numbers and contact details.
We have a minimum of 6 guns to a maximum of nine guns but a supplement is chargeable for 6 guns you would need to sign our terms and conditions and a 50% deposit with booking is required.
Woodcock shoot on Isle of Bute, Scottish Highlands
Welcome to our premier woodcock area. We will put you in a good hotel on a DBB, we run the trip as 4 nights accommodation and 3 days woodcock if required in season and some duck flighting also in season on coast.
Driven and walked up woodcock included in the package or over pointers at a small extra cost per day. Grouse up to the 10th of December.
Over 10000 acres so we can provide 5-6 days for the party, we shoot the area 5 times per annum in season. We would expect to see a minimum of 80-100 birds a day and depending on shots 20 -30 pinned per day. Best Time of the season November-January
Terms: minimum of 4 guns maximum of 8. Good quality hotel serving excellent food DBB terms.
Group cost of £1150 a gun 2009. 3 days shooting 4 nights lodging. Includes costs of dogs and guides tips are advised at £25 per person per day
Bag: Expect to lift 80-100 birds a day and shoot 20-30 pinned it depends how good you are on woodcock expect in season to bag some grouse as well. We can do extra days here per gun at £350 per day but must be pre-booked due to beater needs.
No collection from airport, advise to hire vehicle and travel to the ferry terminal which we will arrange for BA flights from London, to Glasgow then to Adrossan for Ferry Transport.
Location and Map
The Island is easily reached and a regular ferry service ploughs there from Wemyss Bay and Addrossan.
Flights into Glasgow or Prestwick are fine and routes are easy to follow.
Woodcock Shoot, Dumfries and Galloway, nr Wigtown, South West Scotland
Covering an estate’s of 6000 acres in woodland rides we have the opportunity to shoot 6 times per year over 3 days each time woodcock and snipe we have great snipe wild pheasant and if you want duck flighting its in the cost.
Accommodation various from self catering for groups of eight includes personal cook and bottle washer bring own bed linen, and towels please, plus to B&B from £35-40 to hotels in Newton Stewart or Wigtown at £60.00 DBB.
Program while shooting with us.
Day 1 (Sunday if possible)
Arrive evening or late afternoon at the self catering lodge supper will be available at 8pm and we will show you to your rooms, and other property a drink to celebrate the coming shoot will be held in the evening and we will answer any questions the party has.
Bob Glynn will be your personal liaison while on the estate to ensure an enjoyable safe and successful shooting program.
2 – 3 or 4 days and longer.
Breakfast is from 0730am till 0845. We meet outside lodge for safety talk at 9am first day, please bring insurance we will provide game licenses in your cost, we will transport you to the shooting area each morning lunch is provided in the field each day for the party and dinner commences at 19.30 each evening. A cook is hired to cater for the party.
Based on 5 nights and 3 days shooting per gun in self catered accommodation with cook for group is £850 per gun minimum 4 guns. £780 for 6 guns. £735 for 8 guns.
Nearest airport is Prestwick, Ayrshire 1.40hours away, either hire a car or we can at £50 per gun collect and return you to the airport and collect and return you daily from the shoot areas.
If in Hotel add £35 per gun per night DBB.
Our agent is happy to offer this magnificent location along with is guiding services we will arrange chef for the week when asked.
Driven Woodcock hunt in Somerset, Nr Taunton
Driven Woodcock hunt in Somerset near Taunton over 3500 acres of amazing “woodcock” ground.
Driven woodcock shooting at its best we have access to a tailor made woodcock estate suitable for 8 guns hunting with Springer spaniels and Labradors.
If conditions are right large numbers of woodcock will be lifted and in these conditions 70-100 are possible per day depending on shooters ability to kill, the hunt is also about enjoying the fantastic scenery and the hunting of truly wild birds we start at 0900hrs, have a short break for lunch and finish around 15.30- 1600hrs.
There is no bag limit if numbers permit and even on a dismal day you can expect to take home at least 15 of these birds at worst a lovely rounded woodcock area. Evening flighting will be arranged on a poor day but is not usually necessary.
Best Time of the season November-January.
What you need on the day gun and ammunition use high velocity 7,8's - you will encounter duck and pheasant as well as snipe so 7’s are a better all round game shot.
Good boots suitable clothing for varied conditions own transport 4x4 and packed lunch. We can arrange an early morning or late evening deer stalk for anyone interested.
Location and how to get there
Located roughly 12 miles East of Taunton, Somerset a real gem of mixed woodlands of varied ages and densities. We will supply full details to booking clients on their itinerary.
Cost’s of shoot
A 2 day shoot is per gun is £499 and a 3 day shoot is £695 per gun.
Self catering cottages are available and a cook can be supplied we are currently looking for a larger lodge where a group can be catered for under one roof at a sensible cost.
Collection and return to Bristol airport £250 per group. Up to 8 persons.
Italian and French interpretation available on site via mobile hand held device for safety purposes
The Greyhound at Staple Fitzpayne
Located at Staple Fitzpayne 10 minutes from shoot affording luxury accommodation at a sensible cost £80 for a double room B&B and £55 single occupancy.
Serving an extensive cuisine in stunning surroundings, add a top quality wine list and extensive spirits range the ideal spot for the end of a hard shoot day.
Bed and Breakfast around £45 per night or DBB around £60 per night. Self-Catering depends on number of guns so just ask for details. Examples below.
Mow Barton- Churching ford
Self-catering cottage sleeping up to 8 people and Dog friendly. This striking stone barn conversion in the Black Down Hills enjoys stunning views over rural Somerset and Devon. Honiton famous for lace making and antique browsing and Taunton are both 7 miles coastal resorts of Lyme Regis and Beer are 30 minutes' drive. Nature trail walking golf sailing and fishing locally. Pub serving food and shop is only 1 mile. We will arrange a local cook for groups. 9 miles from Taunton, TA3 7QN, Somerset, England. Price range per week £395 - £766 per week.
The Barn - Bicknoller
Self-catering cottage sleeping up to 9 people comfortably. Dog Friendly Nestling in a pretty valley on the western fringes of the Quantock Hills Meadow Sweet Farm set in 30 acres of meadows and woodland is only 9 miles from the beach at Blue Anchor. Within a mile is the pretty thatched village of Bicknoller with its 15th century church shop and inn serving food; from here steep paths lead to breathtaking vistas from the ridge. Only 13 miles from Taunton, TA4 4EU, Somerset, England. Price range £564 - £1,262 per week.
Woodcock Shooting on the Isle-of-Rassay, Western Isles of Scotland
Rassay is holder of the Scottish record woodcock bag of 916 birds in one season and is the jewel in the Scottish woodcock crown, superb ground ideal for 4-6 guns shooting over own pointers, or driven sport the island will only be shot over 3 times between 01 November 2008 and 31st January 2009.
This shoot fails to disappoint, stunning scenery with ground that woodcock want to rent!! This is my no 1 destination for virgin woodcock.
You can expect to see between 50-90 birds daily and pin 25-30 depending on how good a shots the group is. Best time to come is November-January. Pointers setters and handlers are extra cost of £125 per gun or we can split cost between group of 6/8 guns.
Refurbished over the last few years we have 3 levels of accommodation:
The Standard Single, Twin and Double rooms are individually and comfortably decorated and furnished with radio alarm, TV, hairdryer and hospitality tray.
The King's room is a similar level of decoration and furnishing but with a king size bed.
The Superior Double or Twin rooms are larger and as well as all the facilities in the standard rooms, they have complimentary fresh flowers, fresh fruit, hand made chocolates.
Bottled water, Isle of Arran toiletries and more luxurious towels and bed linen. Subject to availability we can also provide a Family Room on request.
The house has extensive wine cellar and the food is of the highest quality I advise the seafood and venison above all other offers
We are approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Inverness & 5.5 hours from Glasgow. Whether arriving on the Isle of Skye via the bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh or on the ferry from Mallaig follow the signs towards Broadford and Portree. The Sconser ferry terminal is approx 13 miles north of Broadford on the A87 towards Portree and is well signposted.
The closest airports are in Inverness and Glasgow both of which serve other UK and international airports. Car hire is available from these airports.
Citylink coaches run daily direct from Glasgow (approx 6.5 hours journey time) and Inverness (approx 3 hours journey time) to the ferry terminal at Sconser.
The closest station is Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotrail trains arrive here from Inverness (approx 2.5 hours journey time). From Kyle coaches & buses run to the ferry terminal at Sconser (approx 40 minute journey time).
The view from your dining room:
Collection of Hunting Group:
From Airport at Glasgow or Inverness for your group no extra cost and I will personally be assisting the guiding daily.
4 nights accommodation DBB and 3 days fully guided (over dog's springers) £1150 per person, add £125 per x 2 guests for pointers or we can do this per 3 guns, please advise your dog requirements please.
There are two places in Scotland that have the ability to provide woodcock in good numbers this is N0 1 the place to be.
Woodcock, Snipe and Grouse in Harris, Scottish Isles
Woodcock snipe and Grouse over pointers on South and North Harris Scottish Isles.
The estate covers over 10,000 acres of wild rock strewn hills, moors and lochs on the south east coast of Lewis including Seaforth Island, with more than 20,000 plus acres of further shooting and stalking rights on North Harris.
This impressive 18th century hunting and fishing lodge has magnificent views down Loch Sea forth to the Isle of Skye. It has five double or twin bedrooms (with two more available in the cottage) and provides comfortable accommodation for 10. The lodge is offered on a self catered basis, but a cook may be available by arrangement. In inclement weather, the estate can offer table tennis, darts etc.
Lodge for 10, self-catered.
Cottage nearby can take 4 more if needed.
Salmon & trout fishing, stalking, walked-up grouse, snipe & woodcock in season.
Snipe are available from October onwards and woodcock from November onwards. In recent years, annually as many as 120 woodcock are shot each season both in the forestry and on the moor on two annual shoots the grouse moors per season depending on count in the summer months. In the forestry, there are driven days, elsewhere over pointers. Three day shooting weekends make an ideal winter break.
Walked up grouse and snipe over pointers commences in September:
Duck flighting on our flight ponds can be exciting with good winds
Lettings are Saturday to Saturday
Is an all round sporting estate ideal for family parties which can cater for beginners or experienced parties, and has much to offer people not interested in fishing or shooting. The highest mountain on the islands, Clisham, is nearby, a stiff climb but wonderful views. Wildlife abounds, eagles, peregrines, merlins, sea eagles, snowy owls, seals, otters and dolphins may all be spotted. The beaches of Lewis and Harris are a wonderful well-kept secret, and although they are an hour or so away, they are often empty and make a fantastic family outing.
Program while there:
Arrive evening or late afternoon at the lodge supper will be available and we will show you to your rooms, a drink to celebrate the coming shoot will be held in the evening and we will answer any questions the party has (we have an Italian speaking guide to assist us). Bob Glynn will be your personal liason while on the estate to ensure an enjoyable safe and successful shooting program.
Day 2 - 3 or 4 and longer:
Breakfast is from 0730am till 0845. We meet outside lodge for safety talk at 9am first day, please bring insurance we will provide game licences in your cost, we will transport you to the shooting area each morning lunch is provided in the field each day for the party and dinner commences at 19.30 each evening.
Woodcock Shooting at Knapdale, West Coast of Scotland
Woodcock shooting walked at ‘Knapdale' West Coast of Scotland in stunning scenery/Walked up woodcock shooting at its best.
We have access to a beautiful coastal estate suitable for 3 guns hunting over pointers. If conditions are right large numbers of woodcock will be lifted and in these conditions 10-20 are possible per day depending on shots ability to kill, the hunt is also about enjoying the stunning scenery and the hunting of truly wild birds we start at 0930am, have a short break for lunch and finish around 3.30pm 4.00pm as its getting dark there is not guaranteed bag and no bag limit if numbers permit and even on a dismal day you can expect to take home a brace of birds at worst. Best Time of the season November-January. No charge for dogs.
What you need on the day gun and ammo 5,6,7,8, s, as you will encounter duck and pheasant as well as snipe. Good boots suitable clothing for varied conditions own transport and a packed lunch. Although we don't usually arrange accommodation we have put a package together with the Kilberry Inn where you can stay over night and enjoy some of the best hospitality and food I've ever experienced myself in such a remote area.
Every now and then, if you are lucky, you'll come across a place like the Kilberry Inn. It's a place of superb food, friendly service and a warm Scottish welcome.
An original 'but n ben' cottage, The Kilberry Inn has been transformed into a quality restaurant with comfortable letting bedroom's, exuding charm and character with some of the best cooking in Argyll. Clare and David Wilson were awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide when they owned there previous restaurant ‘The Anchorage Seafood restaurant in Tarbert.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Argyll
Situated on the scenic single track road between the fishing village of Tarbert and Lochgilphead at the head of Loch Fyne, with breathtaking views across Loch Coalisport to Gigha and the Pap's of Jura, the Kilberry is a traditional inn with quarried walls, beams and log fires. Great forest walks and beach trails are within easy reach of the Inn. Experience the breathtaking scenery and explore the hidden secrets of unspoilt Kintyre.
The Kilberry Inn offers an ideal base for exploring the natural beauties of Kintyre and mid-Argyll.
Or at the Horseshoe Inn:
Situated in the historic Kilmartin glen 3 miles north of Lochgilphead on the A816 to Oban, the Inn provides ensuite & self catering accommodation at reasonable rates and is an ideal base for visitors to the area.
We offer good food with generous portions, real ales and welcome children & pets.
We have few rules and operate in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, if you have any special needs please ask, we will do our best to help.
We have 4 rooms, 2 double en suite, 1 twin en suite and 1 twin with private bathroom, The bedrooms are Non -Smoking, please respect this
We serve food every day from opening until 9pm
Location and how to get there:
It is situated halfway around the B8024 - the scenic route between Lochgilphead and Tarbert with fabulous beaches and breathtaking views over the Inner Hebrides the shoot area is around Lochgilphead where you will meet your guide. Glasgow airport is the nearest flights in for this area; allow 2.30 hours drive to Lochgilphead.
- 3 nights DBB and packed lunch plus 2 days shooting guides and pointers £850 per gun
- If staying at the horseshoe inn cost is £800 DBB packed lunch etc. and is in Lochgilphead.
- Collection and return to Glasgow airport £250 per group.
Woodcock Shooting on the Isle-Of-Skye, Western Scotland
The Best period for woodcock is from 15th November to the 31st January plentiful birds we cater for walked up and evening flighting the estate covers 23,000 acres None of the ground is much over 1000 feet.
There are plentiful woodlands of natural indigenous hardwoods covering a 1000 acres and softwood plantations of 700 acres Several of the woodlands are classed as an SSSI by Scottish Natural Heritage. There is a good proportion of heather Moorland as well supporting grouse. The woodcock shooting is in beautiful surroundings regardless of weather, and the policy is that no wood is shot more than 3 times each season.
Although most of the guests prefer walked up we can cater for driven woodcock if given notice cost is slightly higher.
We let 16 principal woodcock days for 8-10 people (Most of which are let to regular annual clients). Other days are available for smaller parties of 3-4 persons in lesser copses and woodland corners. Our statistics suggest an average bag of 10-20 woodcock and 60 sightings. Maximum bag since 1985 is 32 shot in one day and 312 sightings. Best Time of the season November-January- No dog charge.
A substantial number of pheasant and partridge are released in one or two prime areas as an insurance policy against poor woodcock and so these days are available from on there own at start of season. They will include woodcock,snipe,pheasant,partridge,mallard,teal,widgeon and rabbit in a days bag.
There is some walked up grouse available. The grouse moors are in the process of improvement and so big bags are not yet expected.
About twenty red deer stags are shot on the estate each year, with around 35 hinds taken during the winter months.
Fishing for sea trout and wild brown trout is available. There are two small spate rivers and numerous lochs, some of which have boats, advanced booking is recommended. Sea fishing can also be arranged.
All shooting visitors stay at Hotel Eilean Iarmain, a small, cosy, traditional inn with an excellent award winning reputation for cuisine as well as a first class wine list and good whiskies. The hotel is open all year and comprises of six double rooms in the main building and six more rooms in Tigh a Gharaidh (The garden house) opposite. All rooms are en-suite.
The Old Stable has been recently restored to a high standard, to create four suites, each with a bedroom upstairs and private sitting room (with sofa bed ideal for children) and bathroom downstairs
It is possible to book the whole hotel by negotiation for a special party (or one of the three buildings), in which case meals and menus can be specially arranged to suit the visitors' preferences.
The estate also has two self-catering holiday houses:
Barabhaig cottage, a traditional stone cottage, with glorious views is situated on the shores of Camus Croise bay (Sleeps 6 people). Hotel Eilean Iarmain, with its bar and restaurant is only 1 mile away.
Cnoc farmhouse is a recently restored 18th century farmhouse, unique in its location and finish. The house is located in a peaceful area very close to the rocky shoreline and a wide sandy bay on the Sound of Sleat while enjoying uninterrupted views to the hills of Morar on the mainland (Sleeps 6 people). Hotel Eilean Iarmain is only 3 miles away
4 days accommodation and 3 days shooting including vat per gun £850.00 (minimum of 6 gun rate for parties of less than 6).
4 days accommodation and 3 shoot days including vat per gun £780.00 (minimum of 6 gun rate for parties of less than 6) Bag is retained by the estate and sufficien is made available to the hotel for the enjoyment of the guns and guests on one night at dinner during your visit if requested foxes and hooded crows to be shot as vermin.
Red Deer (Stag's):
£350 includes vat per trophy and the outing fee of £165, missed or un-recovered stags will also incur the fee.
£190 includes vat per rifle per day.
Booking well in advance is desirable, as the amount of shooting is restricted. 50% of the shooting fee is payable on booking and is non-refundable. Remainder is payable 4 weeks prior arrival at Eilean Iarmain. The hotel may ask for a deposit also. ( I normally give them a credit card initially and send the deposit to them direct.
All visitors will be expected to provide evidence of valid shotgun and firearms licences as appropriate, and are recommended to bring their certificates with them for verification by police if required. Foreign visitors are advised to be especially careful about validating their firearm permits under Scottish law. I can arrange for visitor permit at £40 each.
A gunroom is located on the premises for security of weapons.
The hotel is situated in South Skye on the Sleat peninsula, approximately 4 hours by road from Glasgow or Edinburgh and 2 hours from Inverness. We can be reached by road or ferry.
From Kyle of Lochalsh cross the Skye bridge(toll free) and follow the road signposted Broadford for 7 miles and the turn left onto the A851 signposted Armadale. Follow this road for 8 miles and turn left to Isle Ornsay and the hotel is a 1/4 mile on your left.
There is a small airport at Broadford on the Isle of sky but you would need to arrange a charter flight from Glasgow airport or we can do this for you cost is per person.
Woodcock Shooting on Isle of Islay, West Islands, Scotland
Probably one of the best woodcock shoots available in Scotland.
The area has many semi and mature fir tree groves with good rides within offering testing snap shooting, Driven and evening flighting included in this package 20 birds average per day to a small team of guns 4-5 and its not unusual to lift 80-90 birds per day professionally run and managed
I got my first right and left (member of the woodcock club) and shot a further 4 birds from the same stand of wood walking backwards up hill at the edge of small fir tree wood in a memorable morning's shooting which I will probably never equal. Best Time of the season November-January.
The Port Charlotte Hotel has been completely restored to provide the discerning guest with high class modern facilities in the original delightful Victorian surrounding's. Port Charlotte is an attractive conservation village built of whitewashed stone around 1830, on the west shore of Loch Indaal.
A large comfortable conservatory opens out into the garden which in turn leads down to a sandy beach.
The residents' lounge and public bar feature open fires where guests can unwind with convivial company.
Most bedrooms enjoy lovely sea views and all are tastefully decorated and furnished with antiques.
All guest bedrooms have:
Luxury en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower. Direct dial telephone, Colour television, Hairdryer, Tea and coffee making facilities.
The food served is from local produce and is of the highest standard seafood is readily available and fresh from the sea that day.
The Hebridean Island of Islay lies of the west coast of Argyll. The isle provides long sandy beaches and spectacular cliffs, lochs of wild brown trout as well as sweeping glens, haunts of the majestic red stags and forest the traditional home of the European Roe deer.
Islay is world famous for its birdlife, amongst the many varieties of geese and ducks partridge and wild pheasant red and black grouse, snipe, and an abundance of woodcock.
It is linked to the mainland of Scotland by a vehicle ferry and british airways flights. Its varied landscapes make it attractive for sportsmen and women and its long and sometimes bloody history has left many traces in the landscape.
Islay is world famous for its whisky and you will be able to visit over 7 distilleries (and sample!) if you wish.
Access by air : it is the major airports in Scotland that you should arrive and there are daily flights from Glasgow via logan air viz BA its 50 minutes to iskay from loading at Glasgow, we will collect your party from the airport no extra cost .
BB at the Port Charlotte Hotel and 4 nights plus 3 days driven woodcock is £1,100. Including dogs cost.
Woodcock Shooting at Kintradwell Estate, Brora, Sutherland, Northern Scotland
Exciting woodcock shooting over more than 50,000 acres, on three large sporting estates in Sutherland.
Walked-up using spaniels/setters/pointers with a maximum of 4 guns. In addition evening flighting of woodcock can be provided. This normally lasts for 30 minutes at dusk, and can be testing and exciting shooting. Good bags can be expected. . Best Time of the season November-January No charge for dogs.
A mixture of woodcock, pheasant, snipe and rabbit shooting can be also be arranged. An estate keeper will accompany the guns at all times and will provide dogs. Your own dogs are welcome!
Can be arranged in the local hotel or B&B.
Kintradwell Lodge is also available if required for larger parties.
Kintradwell is the principal country house of an 8000 acre estate, two miles north of Brora with its shops, hotels and railway station. Overlooking the Moray Firth and a short walk from its own 2½ miles of shoreline, the house is situated in beautifully maintained grounds.
The east Sutherland coastal area is stunning, with a wonderful deserted beach of clean white sand at Brora. Whether for fishing, shooting, golf walking, beachcombing or visiting historic sites and villages. Kintradwell is ideal for a house party of up to 12.
Royal Dornoch golf course is only fifteen minutes' drive away, and there are five other golf courses in the area. Sea fishing can be arranged from Brora as, occasionally, can rods on the Brora and Helmsdale rivers.
The house is warm, spacious and superbly equipped for twelve people. There is a pretty walled garden to enjoy, an enclosed tennis court and, approximately a mile from the house towards the heart of the estate, is a pretty stone bothy - an ideal place for adventurous barbecues.
Large drawing room
‘Snug' sitting room
Dining room - seats 12
Drying room/utility room
2 Double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
1 Twin with en suite shower room
1 Double bedroom
2 Smaller twin bedrooms
Sunday to Sunday:
Cook by arrangement
Fishing by arrangement
Tennis court and gardens
Fly into Inverness Airport Hire vehicle and travel to the estate 2 hours from Inverness city.
We can arrange to collect and return your party for £250.00-£350 `depends on party size.
Available throughout the year from £1000 to £1850 per week according to season The shooting is available for £225 per gun per day includes guides dogs, you could stay B&B locally without hiring lodge and a package of 4 days and 3 nights would cost around £900 DBB Per gun.
Woodcock Shooting at Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Scottish Mainland
At South West of Fort William.A beautiful and scenic area located on the westernmost part of the mainland providing quality with consistent shooting on loch side, moor land, and woodlands.
We require a team of 4 guns minimum to do justice to this fabulous woodcock area driven woodcock is the order of the day but if requested at extra cost we will provide pointers and setters, a maximum of 5 shoots x 3 days per season is the guide to keeping quality birds at all times there are good snipe and wildfowl with some pheasant adding to the day's shooting expectation of 15-25 shot and lifted 80-90 woodcock daily. Best time of the season is November-January. No charge for dogs unless pointers.
Five star Opulence in a fine stately home the cuisine is outstanding as is the service Opulent comfort in rugged surroundings, the castle stands on the southern shore of the Ardnamurchan peninsula in the West Highlands. Built for the diamond magnate Mr.C.D.Rudd of De Beers Mining Co, it is steeped in history and tradition.
Part of Ardnamurchan Estate, the Baronial castle is available for let to parties of guests who
enjoy luxury accommodation, exceptional food and drink, and the finest Highland hospitality.
The secluded location and secure grounds allows guests to enjoy complete privacy.
As well as fine rooms and recreational facilities, the castle has several acres of garden, and tree-lined walkways to the shore of Loch Sunart and is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty and flourishing wildlife in every season.
Many guests opt to have an eagle-eye view of the mountains and lochs that characterise the Highland's, and travel by helicopter. Contact us for suggestions for companies offering exclusive vehicles for hire, chauffeured or self-driven, from the major airports, and for helicopter charter companies. We are happy to help make the journey as memorable as the destination.
We will collect you and your party from Glasgow or Inverness airport in the cost .
Costs and Package:
Based on a minimum of 4 guns, 4nights in the castle DBB 3 days shooting over our springer dogs is £1450. Add £150 per pointer for the 3 days including handler advice 1 dog to 2 guns.
Woodcock Shooting Area at Drumbeg Lairg, Sutherland, North Scotland
Our most popular location for 2007 and produced excellent woodcock and wild fowl to supplement the day, we can give you bird over pointers and setters here and this is the classical way to hunt woodcock ‘the dog goes on point and allow's the hunters to get in range increasing the chances and providing testing snap shooting.
You need to be fit as we are walking a long way on the shoot days we also offer flighting from wood stands into darkness and lasts 15-20 minutes but very exciting indeed. From our records 4-8 woodcock are shot per 30 shots fired and we lift 30-50 birds a day on average. There are many ponds here with thousands of duck and a good bag can be had each evening. Best Time of the season November-January- Charge for pointers of £10 per pointer setter per day.
Is in the Drumbeg hotel they offer a true highland welcome with excellent local food and an alacarte menu is offered as well and a wonderful homely bar there are 6 ensuite bedrooms all to a high standard.
Location and how to get there:
The Drumbeg Hotel is located mid-way along a 24-mile single-track road between Lochinver and Kylesku Bridge. This stretch of road is perhaps one of the most scenic in Scotland with excellent views of Eddrachillis Bay, Suilven and Quinag, as well as the beautiful beaches of Clashnessie, Clachtoll and Achmelvich.?
Collection at Inverness air port and return is £200
4 nights DBB and 3 days guided shooting over pointers is £1150
Woodcock Shoot Cornwall, Devon, Sussex or South Wales
Walked up 4 varied shoots.The shoots are based on small woodland blocks with a nice day out featuring quality of bird as opposed to large numbers snipe will be encountered as will partridge Pheasant and duck on some.
For example in Cornwall we can provide a 4nights 3 day package walked or driven driven from £650, walked up from £350 per gun expect to shoot 10-15 and lift around 50-90 birds depends on conditions and also the time of year with hotel B&B add £250, you would be expected to drive to the shoot so nearest airport is Bristol Bournemouth or Southampton. Best Time of the season November-January- No charge for dogs.
Devon this is a 2000 acre estate and it's a mix of walked up woodcock snipe and other game birds to make a pleasant day its only a 1 day shoot and prices are £190 per gun includes lunch accommodation local to the shoot is £75 B&B per person, cheaper B&B can be found if required this is in the Bideford /Hartland area of Devon. Best Time of the season November-January. No Charge For dogs.
Sussex walked up here only over mature woodland blocks mixed hard and fir it's a 1 day shoot again so expect to shoot 6-10 per day and lift 30-40 bird other bird species are likely to be included in the bag as pheasant and partridge are fairly indigenous here as well and there is also wetland areas so expect snipe duck also. Nearest Airport is Stanstead we can arrange a meet and greet if required. Best Time of the season November-January. No Charge For Dogs.
In Wales we have a number of single day options on walked up at £195 a day mid /south wales over 500 acres with a fair chance of good snipe and other game birds 5-10 expected spot 30-35. The other is a driven operation and we book 2 days shooting and 3 nights accommodation the package is generally mid range accommodation but you can stay in a country house so prices are considerably higher Cost is with mid range accommodation 2 shoot days 3 nights £725 or £950 staying in a country house DBB. Minimum of 6 guns 2 walking with the beaters, 4 standing. November - January this is located in Pembrokeshire outside Pembroke town. Please be discerning these are wild birds and bags flucuate from single figure days to high teens average and on a good day 20-25 have been shot. Best Time of the season November-January. No charge for dogs.
Location (Pembroke Woodcock shoot only):
Bristol Airport or Bournemouth hire vehicle arrive from Bristol 2.55 -for journey.
We could collect and return your party for £250.00
Woodcock Shoot at Brook Near Guildford, Surrey
The shoots are based on small woodland blocks with a nice day out featuring quality of bird as opposed to large numbers of Woodcock will be encountered as will partridge Pheasant and duck on some. The shoot is run on a small driven or walked up basis usually Saturdays and also we can cater for the odd mid week date. Expect December January 12-20 woodcock pinned.
Best Time of the season November-January. No Charge for Dogs.
Cost per gun:
£170 per day: maximum 10 guns, minimum 6 guns.
Brook, Guildford, Surrey nearest airport is Stanstead 40 kilometres away we can collect your group from the airport and return in the evening for a small fee of £25 a man.
Woodcock Hunting on Isle of North Uist, Western Isles of Scotland
A 13 bedroomed luxury hunting lodge is available here if you require to stay here. shooting is normally Monday -Friday and is available as a weekly package along with the wildfowling the woodcock and snipe last year 2007 was awesome but its difficult to predict numbers each year so its really down to chance when you arrive but a normal day would be 60 sightings and 10-15 bird shot. Best Time of the season November-January no dog charge.
Red Deer area available also if you wish to stalk while here.
Overlooking a sea loch, Loch Nam Madadh, and only 100 yards from the ferry terminal, our traditional whitewashed highland building provides access to the sandy beaches and rocky headlands of North Uist.
Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5AA
All rooms are en suite with TV. Bar meals served in our lounges. Enjoy our selection of wines and malt whiskies. Self catering house and angling cruiser available for hire.
What was once the Sporting Lodge for previous landowners has been transformed into a small and comfortable family-run Hotel. Ideally located for beaches and wildlife. Local cuisine meals available. Visitor Reviews
Locheport, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5HA:
Our six bedrooms vary in size and view and have TV, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones. There is easily controllable heating in all rooms and heated towel rails in the ensuite bathrooms.
Location and how to get there:
You can fly into Glagow or Edinburgh there are 2 flights daily into Benbecula 7 days a week. Benbecula's airport ia at Balivanich and there are direct flights to Glasgow the island is connected by causeways to both North and South Uist.
There are 3 car ferry's in daily use back and from the mainland.
4 nights DBB accommodation and 3 days woodcock shooting guides and dogs is £1150
Woodcock and Snipe Shooting in County Kildare, Southern Ireland
Woodcock being the main quarry the lodge offers a variety of packages which will be described below, the woodcock shooting is driven over dogs minimum of 6 guns and is a weekend package.
Thursday arrive at shoot. Friday - Saturday, you can leave Saturday and stay in Dublin or spend another night with us. Best season November -January no charge for dogs. But we offer, Wood pigeon, Rough shooting, Driven Pheasant, Driven Snipe, Deer stalking for Red, Sika and Fallow deer. Fox and rabbit shooting (at night).
The Lodge is privately owned and operated by the Moore family whom have been living in the Broomfield area for more than 150 years. The grand lodge is a newly constructed stone and granite Country House located in the green rolling hills of County Kildare just 50 minutes south of Dublin Airport and 2 minutes off the N9 motorway at the Moone junction.
The lodge is also located just 5 minutes from the River Griese Valley. This luxurious 7 bedroom country house, all with private bathrooms was designed to represent an old Victorian Hunting Lodge. The lodge is set up to accomodate large groups such as family gatherings, corporate retreats, hunting/fishing parties, and any other group of people looking for comfortable, modern, and upscale accommodations. The home has a very large, gorgeous gourmet pine kitchen, a tastefully decorated formal dining room that seats 16 comfortably. Seven bedrooms that will accommodate up to 20 people comfortably, and two sitting rooms with open fireplaces in each of them. This exquisite country house is set up for self catering. However, housekeeping and full catering is available upon request.
Location and how to get there:
From Dublin airport, take the M50 south to the N7 South and continue all the way to the N9 South. Take the N9 South for about 20 minutes until you come to the Moone junction.
Go past this junction for another 2 miles to the High Cross junction (on the right hand side), turn right into this and stay straight for about 3 miles to the first 4 way crossroad. The Lodge is on the left at this cross road.
We will collect and return your party to the airport if requested to do so budget £200 for the round trip please.
- Driven Woodcock shooting per person: DBB 3 nights 2 days shooting guides and dogs £695
- Driven Snipe shooting per person: DBB 3 nights 2 days shooting guides and dogs £695
Woodcock and Snipe Shooting in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Woodcock and snipe shooting are offered at our 2 castles/country houses for guests staying in the Hamilton Wing from October to the end of January. Normally the woodcock do not come into Co. Fermanagh until the end of November on the Full Moon.
Minimum number of guns is 6 and the maximum is 10. Bags are entirely dependent on the weather and the quality of shooting. The emphasis at Belle Isle is on the sport of wild birds and the enjoyment of the day, not on numbers.
All birds are driven with the majority of guns standing. Woodcock shooting takes place over 450 acres, and 600 acres which is about 1 hours drive. Lunch is usually taken in the middle of the day in a pub or in the house.
Snipe shooting is either on Upper Lough Erne or on bogs which are 20 minutes drive away. Depending on the water level, the shore of the lake is shot from 17ft boats with some guns on land and some shooting from the boats.
Accommodation is provided in the Hamilton wing which can sleep up to 14 people in 4 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms and 2 single bedrooms. There are 7 bathrooms. Extra accommodation can be provided in the Coach House which is beside the Hamilton Wing. Best Time of Season is November -January
Rates for 2007/2008 Season:
Accommodation and all meals £150
Shooting £200 per day per gun
Shooting 2 days and staying 3 nights £750
Shooting 3 days and staying 4 nights £970 - Prices include VAT
Not included: drinks and tips. We have an extensive wine cellar
We can provide a link to download an appropriate Firearms Application Form. Fee of £12 is required with your application form for non-UK residents only.
From Belfast travel on the M1 motorway in the direction of ‘Enniskillen and the West' until the Motorway ends.
Where the Motorway ends it immediately becomes the A4. Keep on the A4 always following the signs for Enniskillen. You will pass by or through the following villages; Ballygawley, Augher, Clogher, Fivemiletown, Brookeborough, Maguiresbridge.
After passing the village of Maguiresbridge, the next village you will come to is Lisbellaw. You should turn left off the A4 at the junction signposted for Lisbellaw/Carrybridge.
In Lisbellaw village, half way up the hill, turn left at the Wild Duck Inn (small signpost for Carrybridge).
Continue for approximately 3 miles to a crossroads (with a red telephone kiosk). Go straight across this junction until you come to a ‘T' junction.
Turn left at this point and continue straight on, past a church and a small lake on the left.
Approximately 200/300 yards past the lake, you will see a house on the right, (with a red telephone kiosk and post box outside).
You should turn right here; at which point you are at the start of the avenue to Belle Isle.
Continue straight on until Belle Isle House comes into view. Keep to the right until you come to the courtyard and reception.
Flights are readily available from London to Belfast city airport
We can collect your party from Belfast city airport for £90 and return your party £90.
Woodcock Shoot, Isle of Mull, Islands of Scotland
This easy to access Island is opposite Oban and a few hours drive from Glasgow Airport, in 2007 woodcock numbers were at an all time high and some excellent bags were had consistently its walked up only here and springer's are the main work dogs used by the keeper on the estate/ we can arrange pointers at an extra cost if required accommodation is comfortable and the food is excellent in the local hotel which has fantastic views. Best time of Season: November - January.
Expect 40-60 birds lifted per day with if good shots you will bag 20-25 a day in general, there is duck flighting at extra cost per day of £50 per gun per flight and also if you wish evening woodcock flighting price's are the same.
Cost per gun including accommodation £285.00 per gun and a minimum of 4 guns and a maximum of 8, own dogs are welcomed if you wish. Cost for guides dogs are £5.00 per dog per day, we can collect you from the small airport and flights are readily available from Glasgow see information attached below.
Travelling to MULL:
From Glasgow M8, take the M898 across Erskin Bridge then follow the A82 towards Crainlarich. Keep following the A82 onto Taynuilt (and Oban) until you reach a sign to the LEFT for A85 to Oban. Upon reaching Oban, follow signs for the town centre, then for the Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry terminal. You must check in at least 30 mins before your ferry departs.Once you've arrived on Mull click here for detailed directions to The Bellachroy.
If you are visiting Mull between April and October it is advisable to pre-book your ferry both ways, in advance. If you need to change your reservation to an earlier or later ferry they are flexible and allow changes at no extra charge (subject to availability). From Oban take the Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry to Craignure.
Here are no scheduled flights directly to the Isle of Mull, the nearest airport being Glasgow Airport. There are other airports; however, public transport links to the Isle of Mull are better from Glasgow.
Private plane owners, can fly to Glenforsa airfield on the island itself. The Glenforsa airfield on the Isle of Mull is situated on the north of the island, near Salen.Both Oban and Mull airfields are run by qualified enthusiasts who are keen to develop and improve facilities. Help is freely given. Glenforsa Airfield has a fly-in every year which is very well supported and visitors are welcome. Information again from David Howitt.?Situated by the airfield is the Glenforsa Hotel. The hotel has views across the airfield and the Sound of Mull and is open to non residents for meals and bars. The proprietor can also be contacted for general information.
Woodcock and Other Species at Rogart, Brora, Sutherland, North Scotland
Woodcock shooting and grouse stalking also available but the walked up shooting can be truly spectacular on this excellent estate, roe stalking.
Roe buck stalking is available for two months during May and June. Roe doe stalking can be arranged during the season between 21 October and 31 March. Woodcock -. Best Time of the season November-January No charge for dogs.
Available for two weeks from 12 August onwards for up to 3 days per week for 2 - 6 guns per day. Shooting is either over pointers or walked up depending on conditions. The expected bag is 5 - 10 brace per day.
Red deer stalking:
Red deer stag stalking is available from the end of September to 20 October. Stalking is for one rifle per day normally on five days each week accompanied by the estate stalker with cross country vehicle. Hind stalking is available from 21 October onwards.
Woodcock and Rough shooting:
Walked up pheasant shooting is available for 4 weeks during November. A mixed bag of around 60 head of mixed game daily may be expected. Shooting is normally on three days each week. Woodcock numbers are usually 10-15 per bag mixed.
Rabbit shooting can be arranged on a daily basis from 1 November onwards.
The lodge is close to Sutherland's east coast with an elevated south facing position and magnificent views across Strath Fleet.
Guests can enjoy the warm atmosphere of a private house beautifully furnished with open log fires and house staff to ensure your stay is a memorable occasion. Parties may choose to self-cater or employ the services of our cook who will discuss with you a range of menu ideas based on traditional Scottish recipes designed to meet every taste.
The lodge is fully furnished for parties up to twelve guests, with accommodation for a limited number of additional guests by arrangement. Lettings are weekly with guests arriving after 4.00 pm on Sunday and departing by 10.00 am on Saturday.
Dornoch and Golspie on the east coast provide a range of local services including shopping facilities, hotels, garages, post offices, health centre and gift shops. There is also a local village store and post office in Rogart. Inverness can be reached in a little over an hour by car and provides all the services of a major regional centre.
Guests have access to the Tressady Estate extending to some 22,000 acres and offering a range of sporting activities when in season including grouse shooting, red and roe deer stalking, hill loch fishing and rough shooting. A full clay pigeon shoot is situated within the policies. Close to the lodge, Yves Loch provides guests with fly fishing for hard fighting rainbow trout before setting forth to the hill in search of the wild brown trout. A Glenalmond hill vehicle is available with guide to take guests for a tour of the hill where red deer, golden eagles, and red grouse among many other species may be seen.
Other recreational facilities close by include sea fishing from Brora, golf at one of many challenging courses including the famous Royal Dornoch, swimming from numerous sandy beaches or the heated swimming pool in Golspie, pony trekking or simply visiting the many places of historic interest in this fascinating part of the Highlands. Dunrobin Castle, the ancient seat of the Earls of Sutherland, one mile north of Golspie is open to the public from May to September and is well worth a visit.
The lodge is fully equipped to a high standard with all bed and table linen provided. The fully fitted kitchen includes a four oven Aga, electric cooker, dishwasher, two fridges and deep freeze. The lodge is served by mains water and electricity with full oil fired central heating throughout.
A telephone and fax machine are available for the use of guests.
Included in the rental:
The basic rent for the lodge varies with the time of the year and includes all accommodation for up to 12 guests together with the services of a housekeeper and cleaner for 4 hours each day. Fishing for salmon and trout as described above is included.
A supplement is payable for additional guests over 12 and for the services of the cook.
How to get there:
Inverness airpost is nearest and has daily flights in from many international destinations hire a car and travel to the lodge allow 2 hours by road. Collection and return from the airport is £250 per party .
The estate is leased out by the week at £6000 per group it sleeps 12 persons the woodcock and rough shooting adding some grouse is £270 per gun per day required with guides and dogs tips are at your discretion.
Woodcock Shoot on Isle of Lewis, Scottish Islands
Welcome to a woodcock paradise living at an old fashioned but very comfortable lodge, we run the trip as 4 nights accommodation and 3 days woodcock /grouse if required in season and some duck flighting also in season. Driven and walked up woodcock included in the package or over pointers at a small extra cost per day. The lodge sleeps 12 persons. Best Time of the season November-January.
Minimum of 6 guns, maximum of 8.
Personal chef/cook for the group.
Note we can arrange hotel accommodation if required
Group cost of £650 a gun 2008. 3 days 4 nights. Includes costs of dogs and guides tips are adviced at £25 per person per day
Expect to lift 40-60 birds a day and shoot 10-12 pinned it depends how good you are on woodcock expect in season to bag some grouse as well.
No collection from airport advise to hire vehicle and travel to the ferry terminal which we will arrange for you nearest airport at Stornoway on the Island there are regular BA flights from London, we will collect and deliver you back to the airport in the cost.
Woodcock and Snipe Shooting in County Sligo, Southern Ireland
This fantastic country house which has always provided varied and exciting rough shooting. The atmosphere is of a 'yesteryear shooting party'.
The woodcock, which is always driven, is a mix of natural woodland on Temple House, surrounds and some carefully selected forestry in the area. You will see some lovely country.
Snipe is both driven and walked up.
Depending on the weather we may also get some duck on Temple House Lake and Owenmore River - not huge numbers but it is great fun.
Temple House always provides varied and exciting rough shooting but it should be remembered that woodcock, snipe and duck are migratory birds and they are very dependent on the weather. Therefore no guarantee as to numbers can, in all fairness, be given. The bag is also dependent on the skill of the guns. Nevertheless we usually see enough for everybody to go home happy! Best time of Season between November-January, dogs included free.
The intention is to create a home from home - a house party really. Our rates are full board - you just add drink. We leave the house at 9.30, usually return for a proper sit down lunch - and then keep going until dark. You may then sample the black stuff in a local pub before returning to change for dinner. A deep bath or a power shower is well deserved followed by an exquisite dinner that rounds off the day nicely - the finer the wine (we have a wine list), the greater the stories. Open fires, and possibly a brandy, prepare you for a good night's sleep.
Guns and companions arrive in time for dinner on the night before shooting and depart after breakfast on the morning following the last shooting day.
Meals are thoughtfully prepared and can be described as country house style, with a modern Irish twist. Ingredients are grown on the estate, sourced locally or from specialist producers, and where possible are organic.
We cater for vegetarians and dietary requirements with advance notice.
A particular favourite at breakfast is the freshly stewed rhubarb or apple, possibly with our homemade granola. Homemade breads, scones and the full Irish breakfast will be sure to set you up well for the rest of the day.
Packed lunches are available for fishing parties by prior arrangement.
Dinner is an experience in itself. It is customary to gather in the morning room for a pre-dinner drink and an opportunity to meet the other guests. Discover what is on the menu that evening and select your wine. Guests dine together at a vast mahogany table and the atmosphere is that of a friendly house party.
Location and how to get here:
The easiest way to find us is off the N17.
From North: ?9km from Collooney (Rathrippon on the Google map) N4/N17 junction, take brown sign left 0.5km south of Ballinacarrow (Baile na Cora)
Nearest Airport is Knock we can arrange to collect and deliver you back for euro 250 for party
Woodcock, Snipe & Duck: 3 days shooting:
Ideally 7-10 guns.
Minimum charge 13,200 euro for the group
Snipe & Duck: 2 days shooting:
Ideally 5-6 guns.
Minimum charge 6,000 euro for the group.