As per its name, rough walks are a more physical and challenging experience compared to driven game days. Accompanied by our experts and their dogs you'll be walking through fields of root crops, woodland and peat land; we can also arrange rough walking days through the famous marshes of the Blyth Estuary. You can bag a number of species per day including Woodcocks, Snipes, Partridges, Pheasants, rabbits, pigeons and various wildfowl species.
Our team will be able to advise on the best spots to their knowledge if you have in mind to shoot a particular type of game.
We organise rough walks starting from one person and up to groups of ten, with bag sizes to suit all. With great organisation and high standards, we always aim to exceed your expectations with every single walk.
Usually on our rough walks you will be covering a fair amount of distance on foot and through a variety of terrain, a suitable level of fitness is required. Also suitable footwear is a must, comfortable and waterproof shoes with a good grip are recommended.
You are more than welcome to bring your own dog, provided they are suitably trained. You are responsible for your dog’s behaviour and should they disrupt the shoot or other guns, you will be asked to leave the field.
Non shooters are welcome to join in the field as long as they do not disrupt the shoot (additional fees may apply). They will be subject to all the same rules as the guns and they may also be required to assist in carrying bagged game when needed.
Thanks to our years of experience in the field, we know the best spots in Suffolk to find healthy and fast birds which can challenge even the experienced gun.
For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team.
- Show sportsmanship. Respect for the quarry and your fellow gun, no low birds and no 'poaching' from neighbors.
- No insurance, no shoot. All guns must carry third public liability insurance as standard (If you have insurance included in a fieldsports organisation membership you must ensure your membership is up to date and valid)
- We must receive all documentation and ID 72 hours prior to the shoot.
- Gun hire and cartridge sales available on the estate.
- Open seasons for protected game
- Partridge: 1st Sep - 1st Feb
- Pheasant: 1st Oct - 1st Feb
- Woodcock: 1st Oct - 31st Jan
- Snipe: 12th Aug - 31st Jan
- We always follow the BASC Code of Practice for Shooting.
- Only 12 & 20-gauge shotgun pumps, single or double barrel to be used. No semi-automatics.
- Bring a minimum of 8 boxes of #5 or #6 shotgun shells (high brass being most preferable)
- Although traditional clothing is not mandatory, correct clothing is a must. Waterproof boots are important as you may be walking through marshland.
- If you are missing any of the above, talk to us and we will help wherever we can.
- Transportation around the estate, beaters and dogs.
- All refreshments throughout the day along with a meal in one of the local pubs to the estate.
- An unforgettable day in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.
What’s not included:
- Accommodation. This can be arranged (subject to availability) in one of our lodges in or around our estates, please ask us for details.
- Tips (The usual is £20 per gun).
- Transport to and from the estate.
- Guns and shells (these are rented and sold separately).
- Clothing and other gear. If you do not have something in particular let us know in advance and we will do our best to help.
- Stay safe!
- When guns are not shooting, muzzles must be pointed in a safe direction with the safety on.
- Only shoot when your barrel is pointed towards the sky and above a 15-degree angle.
- If you are unsure whether or not to shoot a bird, do not shoot.
- Only collect game if they are close to you, it is safer to let the dogs retrieve any fallen game.
- Avoid excessive alcohol consumption during your shoot.