The Country House Shooting Party – Carlton Towers, Yorkshire

An ace combination of good friends, beautiful houses, great sport. All of Landed Houses‘ favourite things…

Whilst being jolly useful to help host large groups, you don’t always need a sporting agent to arrange great weekends. The majority of our large houses and shooting/ fishing estates can do all the hard work for you – without the need for a third party.

Carlton Towers, in Yorkshire, has had generations to get used to hosting shooting parties, and are now experts in the particular combination of tradition, sport and hospitality.

What Do They Shoot?

Carlton Towers offers driven partridge shooting, as well as driven (and walked up) pheasant, and wild duck flighting. The partridge are either English or French partridge – and are driven high to challenge even the most experienced guns. Duck flighting cannot be booked more than a week in advance.

Out of season, the estate can arrange clay or laser clay shooting for newcomers to the sport, or for those looking to get their eye in. Instructors and experienced loaders are available on request.

The Order of  The Day

  • Guns meet at Carlton Towers for coffee
  • Guns are briefed on the day by the Head gamekeeper
  • Off to your pegs
  • Mid-morning hot and cold drinks
  • Lunch in the shooting lodge

At the end of the day, back to the house for hot baths and a bit of tea before dressing for dinner. Drinks in the drawing room, then in to dinner and revelling in the day’s sport.

For Non-Guns

Well, you can lurk behind your husband’s pegs (or wife’s pegs, for that matter), or you can whiz off and enjoy everything else Carlton has to offer. Such as…

Lessons in baking or cake decoration, watercolour painting, photography… or a divine┬ápamper session.

Or, if you feel quite active – horse riding, walking, nature rambles…spot of fishing in the lake?


To arrange transport, rooms, catering and anything else you might think of, do feel welcome to call Carlton Towers.


Website here…


And the phone number is 01405 861 662


Details of Carlton Towers Shooting Packages are here…


Anything else, do ask one of our Landed Houses team, at


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