Clay Shooting is becoming more and more popular here in the UK.  And with the success at recent olympics it’s no wonder that more and more of us are getting in to the Sport.  So whether you just fancy having a try, or if you are looking to improve your technique, here is our guide to some of the best grounds in the UK.

Top 10 UK Shooting Grounds

Royal Berkshire Shooting School

Royal Berkshire Shooting School – Berkshire

Established over two decades ago, the Shooting School is recognised as the finest facility of its kind, employing eight full time, professional shooting instructors.  In addition it has one of the most expansive shooting grounds in the country.


Holland & Holland Shooting Ground – Middlesex

In reflection of its superb facilities and overall shooting experience, Holland and Holland were awarded the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) Premier Plus status.  Most noteworthy, one of only twenty shooting establishments with this award in the UK.


EJChurchill Shooting Ground

E J Chruchill – Buckinghamshire

Set amidst 40 acres of woodland on the stunning West Wycombe Estate, the shooting ground comprises over 100 clay shooting stands and 6 clay shooting disciplines.  Consequently offering varied and extensive practice and tuition opportunities.


Raisthorpe Manor – Yorkshire

Based in the Heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, Raisthorpe Flyers provides top quality simulated game shooting that rivals a real shoot day!  Furthermore the estate boasts some fantastic terrain, enabling them to provide challenging shooting that is as close to real game shooting as you will find.


Bisley Shooting Ground – Surrey

Bisley is renowned for its expert tuition and facilities. Whether for the beginner looking for an introduction to the sport or a seasoned shot, Bisley Shooting Ground is ideally situated and has been called the most beautiful shooting ground in the country.


Oxford Gun Company

Oxford Gun Company – Buckinghamshire

The Oxford Gun Company is an award winning family-run shooting ground that provides everything a shot could need.  Therefore from first-timers, to the more experienced clay or game shot, they pride themselves in giving each and every shooter a tailored and personalised experience.


north wales shooting school

North Wales Shooting School – Flintshire

With over 50 years experience in facilitating clay pigeon shooting, the grounds cater for shooters of all levels. In addition their extensive sporting layouts capture the essence of simulated game shooting, while their trap disciplines cater for those with a competitive edge.


bywell shooting ground

Bywell Shooting Ground – Northumberland

Situated in the heart of Northumberland and run alongside their own working arable farm. Another ground of the only 20 grounds to be awarded Premier Plus status by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association.


bisley at braidwood

Bisley at Braidwood  – Scottish Borders

Most noteworthy, Bisley at Braidwood is Scotland’s largest clay pigeon shooting venue. Furthermore the range is set in a beautiful estate in the Borders of Scotland, overlooking the Eildon Hills, just south of Edinburgh.


Auchterhouse Country Sports

Auchterhouse Country Sports –

Notably, Auchterhouse is home to one of Scotland’s premier shooting grounds, and last year was voted Scotland’s Favourite Shooting Ground.  In addition it offers a range of other country sports, from falconry & archery sessions, to off-road driving & quad biking.


In conclusion we really have some amazing grounds here in the UK.  And these are only our Top 10 UK Shooting Grounds, as chosen by the guys here at York Guns. Therefore we’d love to hear about your favourite ground?!

First time? In addition to everyday shoots, most grounds also run private lessons.  Also offered are shooting times specifically for ladies and young shots too.  Perfect if you are new to the sport or feeling a little nervous.

So why not put some (or all) of these grounds on your list to visit and get shooting!