Grouse Shooting


Grouse Shooting on Danby Moor, North York Moors

Danby Moor is a magnificent three-day grouse moor of over 10,500 acres situated at the upper end of the Esk valley which runs east/west to the ancient whaling port of Whitby.  The moor is probably one of the most consistent grouse moors in the country.

The Moor is divided in two, the High and Low Moors, and the views over the surrounding heather moors are dramatic with steep valleys breaking up the moorland plateau and in the distance the coast and the North Sea beyond.

The Moor is butted (the majority stone butts) for up to nine guns and there are three lunch huts which are located strategically on the Moor.

The shooting commences in the last week of August, with two days per week of 100 to 150 brace through to the end of September, and 100 brace days during October, dependant on the breeding success of the birds.

It is recognised that each team of gun’s requirements are different and every effort is made to put together a day or days of shooting to suit the needs of the guns.

The cost of the day varies according to the time of the year. Prices are inclusive of VAT and hospitality.

Located in the Upper Esk Valley, 25 miles west of Whitby, 35 miles north of Pickering, postcode YO21 2NB.