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A hidden private shoot in the heart of the Cotswolds which has been in the family for about 50 years, originally bought to shoot wild english partridges and has developed from there. They now shoot an even mix of french partridges and pheasants.

There are 16 different drives to choose from depending on the conditions. There is the legendary drive called Pylons which is our personal favourite where birds come from deceptively far away and keep climbing and with some south west prevailing wind is absolutely jaw dropping. Larkett Hill is equally thrilling where you stand in a deep ride through a valley of mature trees with a small window to operate within. Nine acre, Barley Wood, Cleodie's do not disappoint and guns want to come back for more each time.

The shoot generally works around the 250-300 bird mark but there is the potential to shoot a few more. We will endeavour to familiarise whoever takes the day as much as possible with the shoot so they feel like they have some ownership of the day. We can cater for up to nine guns and welcome extra family members for lunch and to come and watch.

There are tremendous broad and deep valleys which suit pheasants and partridges alike and the distance that they travel from one side to the other results in some superb high and challenging shooting.

The estate runs over Lodge Park which is England's only surviving 17th-century grandstand.

The shoot lies just to the east of the small town of Northleach. Very good transport links via the fosseway and the A40 from Oxford.

Partridge & pheasant

September until late January.

Meet at the lodge at 9.00am for coffee and bacon rolls 9.30 move off and have two drives soup and sausage roll time two more drives and then lunch normally one drive and back for a cup of tea and a freshly baked cake. Depart with a brace of birds at about 4.00-4.30 ish

Locally there are a number of great hotels and pubs, in particular the Wheatsheaf at Northleach.

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