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Swinton Estate in the Yorkshire Dales offers some of the most extensive shooting in the UK, with 20,000 acres of woodland and valleys that stretch from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moorland. The Estate offers a beautiful mixture of heather moorland and deep valleys that produce some of the best grouse, pheasant and duck shooting in the country. The hotel has a gun cabinet and boot room, and is just a short walk from the estate yard and game larder where guns meet and disperse at the end of the day. We also offer an excellent backdrop for clay pigeon shooting and tuition.

The Cunliffe-Lister family acquired Swinton Estate in the 1880s. At the time Swinton was one of two premier sporting estates for sale, the other being Sandringham. The story goes that the Royal Family (after inspecting Swinton) decided that the pheasants were too high, so they chose Sandringham instead. Since then the excellent sport and hospitality at Swinton has been legendary.

Shooting at Swinton Estate

  • Pheasant & Grouse

    These days are perfect for a group of guns who might be are looking for a more relaxed and informal day shooting.

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  • Duck Flighting

    Join our head gamekeeper for a superb evening duck flight session. As dusk descends return to the hotel for a delicious seasonal 3-course meal.

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  • Clay Shooting

    We offer the option of Clay Shooting on the estate all year round.

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For Shooting Enquiries

Contact Inigo, Swinton Estate’s Shooting Agent 01765 689224