We shoot and score as the perfect destination

The shooting season is a long-standing English tradition and one that is currently in full swing.

Being located in beautiful North Yorkshire on the edge of the North York Moors we are in the heart of one of the UK’s most favoured destinations for shoots. 

In the nearby North York Moors the majority of the land with shooting rights is under private ownership. However, commercial shooting is available with seasonal grouse and pheasant being the most common on the moors.

Other birds; partridge and duck, can also sometimes be found for shooting on the moors.

The season for grouse is the first to begin in mid August running through to December. This is followed by the pheasant and duck seasons getting underway in September and the partridge season starting in October. These seasons then run through to the New Year.

Each year we host some familiar faces as people travel far and wide for the shoots. 

One of our guests travels from Australia each year to stay with us for two weeks. During his time he travels around the country returning to us as his base.

He is not alone though as we also welcome a family from America each year who stay for a week to enjoy the English shooting season and its traditions.

This all means we are well versed in looking after the needs of our shooting guests, with adequate storage available and secure gun cabinets available on site. Small dogs are also welcome and our private dining room and snug can accommodate shooting parties enjoying bespoke dining packages.

And with our hotel and spa in the centre of Helmsley we are perfectly located for shooting parties, and what better way to relax after a day on the moors than with a dip in our outdoor pool or hot tub.

On top of this our partners at the Yorkshire Chauffeur Company offer a range of chauffeur driven Range Rovers to transport you and your friends to, around and from the shoot.

For more information or to discuss a shoot party call our special events team on 01439 770766. 

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