Spicer Manor sits within an area of Yorkshire that is popular for shooting, making it the ideal base for a shooting holiday. Here’s a rundown of the best shooting clubs in the area.
If clay shooting is your thing, you’re only 20 minutes away from the Boar Clay Shooting Ground, located between Woodhead and Torside Reservoirs just off the Woodhead Pass. This place has a fantastic reputation for excellent clay pigeon shooting in idyllic surroundings.
The Boar offers a variety of clay target shooting, including English Sporting, English Skeet, Down The Line, Compak Sporting and Flush for the Game enthusiast. They also have rifle and air gun ranges. Individual, group and corporate bookings are welcome, and you don’t need to have a shooting licence to take part. For newcomers to shooting, The Boar can supply guns, safety glasses and hearing protection.
Sycamore Shooting Ground
Just eight miles from Spicer Manor, you’ll find Sycamore Shooting Grounds. The site is situated above High Bradfield, on the edge of the Peak District, and overlooks Sheffield, making it a stunning location.
The site offers 50-bird Sporting Down The Line and Double Rise disciplines and has just introduced Practical Shotgun Shooting.
You can shoot at Sycamore every Sunday and when the clocks change, they also offer Tuesday evening shooting. Cartridges are available on site, but you will need to bring your own guns. Corporate events and stag and hen parties are welcome.
Hathersage and Edale
Peak District Clay Pigeon Shooting run shoots on Abney Moor, close to Hathersage, and Edale in the Hope Valley, about 40 minutes’ drive from Spicer Manor. These locations in the White Peak offer magnificent scenery as a backdrop to the shoot. A wide variety of courses are available, with everything from a beginner shoot to one-to-one coaching and a full simulated game day for up to eight people. Corporate events and stag and hen dos are also catered for.
For live shooting, Highfield offers a small shoot which welcomes all ages. The estate is located close to Ilkley in West Yorkshire, around 75 minutes’ drive from Spicer Manor. You can bring your own guns, or a team can take nine guns provided for a whole day. Game includes snipe, woodcock, partridge, pheasant, pigeon and duck. Shooting always takes place on Saturdays and runs from 9am to 3pm, with two breaks. Dates are available in December 2019 and January 2020.
Spicer Manor sits in grouse shooting heartlands, meaning there are options for you if you stay with us between August and December during official grouse shooting season. Upperwood Estate offer a grouse shoot on Saddleworth Moor, which is about 30 minutes’ drive away. There are also reservoirs and ponds that hold ducks so duck shooting and flighting can be arranged. Dates of shoots are generally released closer to the start of the season, but they do tend to get booked up quickly. You must have a team of eight, and the cost is £1500 per gun.