Working in partnership with the Lightwater Estate and Mickley Park, we are able to offer pheasant shooting stretching from North Stainley near Ripon to Grewelthorpe near Masham, with topography ranging from flat mixed arable lands, pasture and to rolling hills, steep quarry faces and high game crop topped valleys.

Major investment has seen the creation of a spectacular shoot where there has been only one aim, to provide memorable shooting in the most attractive surroundings.

Although driven Pheasants are the primary game bird, the shoots also release French Partridge and Mallard, and can even offer variety such as driven Greylag geese.

Most of the drives have been designed to allow very little travelling distance between them, and you are able to walk between many of them.

Land & topography

Flat mixed arable lands, pasture criss crossed with woodland to rolling hills, steep quarry faces and high game crop topped valleys. Much of the estate has had Miscanthus cover crops put inplace of rotational crops, although traditional crops such as Kale are still grown. The estate has also invested heavily in biomass willow crops, which provide a welcome addition to the layout of drives.


Depending on whether you choose to shoot a full driven day with us or one of our mini driven days, you will sure of a memorable day in the Yorkshire countryside.A full driven day begins with a full Yorkshire cooked breakfast. Mid shoot elevenses of locally produced pies and refreshments with a sit down post shoot meal with hearty main course and a pudding.  Tales from the day are always accompanied by a good pint and good company.A mini driven day offers a welcome elevenses break with locally produced pies and refreshments with sandwiches and chips back at the pub whilst you muse over the amazing shots you will take through the day.We can also offer overnight accommodation in our 5* B&B The Old Coach House in North Stainley, which is ideally situated in the centre of the estate and benefits from being located just across the road from the village pub.

About the hosts

The estate is the ancestral home of the Staveley family who have had vision to created the layout of the land to benefit game shooting. Your shoot day host is Jamie Allen, who is Head Keeper and Estate Field Sports Manager.

Dates Available:

Fully Driven Days 2018
  • Sold out

Our 100-250 fully driven days are charged at £34/bird.

Mini Driven Days – 50 birds 2018

  • Dates to be confirmed

Our 50 bird mini driven days work on the basis of 9 guns standing and 2 walking.  The days are charged at a flat rate of £170 per gun per day.

Please contact us to secure your place on one of our days; bookings are subject to a deposit being paid and terms and conditions.