Pheasant & Partridge Shooting at Wykeham
The Wykeham shoot offers a wide variety of partridge and pheasant shooting. Partridges are driven across the rolling countryside lying on the southern fringes of the North York Moors and leading down to the Parkland surrounding Wykeham Abbey.
‘Traditional’ pheasant shooting takes place over the more traditional arable, grassland and wooded dales. Spectacular ‘High Bird’ pheasant shooting takes place over three steep wooded valleys: Bedale, Yedmandale and Sawdondale, the latter described by one team of guns as “an island of Devon shooting in Yorkshire!”
Bags vary between 200 – 300 birds for the partridge, 200 birds for the ’Traditional’ pheasant shooting and 200-300 birds for the High Bird pheasants. Prices start at £35 per bird and peak at £45 per bird for the High Birds. The quoted prices are inclusive of VAT and hospitality and are fixed for the day with no additional charge for overage.
The arrival of the guns commences with a drive through the Park leading up to the magnificence of Wykeham Abbey, the Dawnay family home. Introductions to the keeper and host take place in the former Tack Room, Wykeham Abbey. The host will explain the procedures for the day and carry out the draw. There is a mid-morning drink and snack out in the field followed by lunch in the “Old Kitchen” either at lunchtime or, if preferred, at the end of the day’s shooting.
Located 12 miles east of Pickering and seven miles west of Scarborough, postcode YO13 9QS.