Testimonials

  • 2nd or 3rd visit to Coverhead. Quiet first couple of drives (weather was humid and very warm). Drive just before lunch was excellent and I started to get my eye in. Lunch was great then the final drive fantastic (for me). Shot well (2:1) and busy. Back next year is the plan. 

    Mr. R.S - August 2017
  • This was my first taste of grouse shooting and I went for the package which included the training day prior to the shoot day. All nine guns were grouse virgins. On the 11th, we were met upon arrival by Stephen Mawle, the managing partner, where we were offered a very nice sandwich lunch and soup. We were then given a tour of the moor with a very interesting and insightful talk about grouse moor management. We also had a safety briefing with regard to operations on the 12th. We spent the rest of the afternoon with 3 professional coaches teaching us how to shoot grouse. The clays and ammunition were supplied as part of the experience. The instruction was very informative and enjoyable, despite the rain lashing down! This also allowed me to get to know the other guns.

    We retired to the lodge for the night, were we were served a very good quality 3 course meal, with alcohol in abundance (if one was foolish enough to overindulge!). The accommodation and facilities in the shooting lodge were first class.

    The following day we enjoyed 5 drives in windy but reasonably dry conditions. Some had better opportunities than others during the day (that is the nature of shooting) to shoot, but everyone had well presented and challenging birds over them. In total we shot 51 brace. Our shot/kill ratio was not great, but that is down to the guns - we certainly had a lot of opportunities to shoot presented to us.

    I cannot praise enough the reception, facilities, the coaching and the shooting. Being a first timer, I missed plenty but I still thoroughly enjoyed the whole package and am very grateful to Coverhead Farms and Stephen for a great experience. I'm now trying to work out how I can afford this again next year!

    Mr. Stephen Swain - August 2017
  • The best and most testing grouse shooting you will have the chance to shoot at. If you really serious about wanting to be able to shoot them as they are quality WILD grouse, Not lowland flapping pheasants or partridge. Invest in the services of an instructor to load for you, you only need to shoot a couple of brace to have paid for his time!! or shoot somewhere where they are tame. prehaps at the beginning of the season when there are more and slower!!!

    Mr David Holt - August 2017
  • Shot on Monday Sept 26th September 2016 and we were treated to some very fast and highly challenging Grouse. The birds were in abundance and proved to be more than a match for the Guns. The beating team were very well organised and worked hard to push the birds through the line. The hospitality was excellent. Highly recommended.

    K.W. - September 2016
  • We were a Team of 9 novice Grouse shooters shooting on 15th August 2016,Stephen & the team provided us with two days of excellent hospitality & Shooting starting with Clay Practice from the Grouse Butts on the Sunday & a 65 Brace day on the Monday,Great team of Guns,the catering was superb,stunning scenery & Shooting Lodge-would highly recommend

    Mr Andrew Fuller - August 2016
  • We were a Team of 9 novice Grouse shooters shooting on 15th August 2016,Stephen & the team provided us with two days of excellent hospitality & Shooting starting with Clay Practice from the Grouse Butts on the Sunday & a 65 Brace day on the Monday,Great team of Guns,the catering was superb,stunning scenery & Shooting Lodge-would highly recommend

    Mr. Andrew Fuller - August 2016
  • Single gun in a team of 8 - The weather was against us (FOG but Stephen and his team worked there socks of to ensure we had plenty of shooting ,walked up and driven grouse .went a grouse virgin left a grouse addict .The whole day  was superb with excellent  shooting, hospitality,  company and  the stunning scenery. Ill be back there as soon as possible .

    Mr. Neil Carlsey - September 2015
  • Shot at Coverhead yesterday and had a great time. It was my first time shooting grouse and it was brilliant!!

    The weather was not looking good first thing but we headed out around 11am and Stephen and his team worked their socks off to try and get as many birds over the guns as they could. He even put on an extra drive at the end of the day to show as many birds as he could. The weather and wind direction were against us but it was a fantastic day and everyone worked so hard for the guns.

    We all had loaders who were also fantastic, not only with loading but advice and tips throughout the day.

    Stephens passion for the moor, shooting and conservation is a lesson to us all and I will be going back as soon as I can!

    Mr. Neil Butcher - September 2014
  • What a great 36 hours at Coverhead. Tutoring on the Sunday with simulated grouse before the day on the Monday. Stephen's passion for the moor gave us the confidence to enjoy the day totally. Two drives in the morning and two after lunch produced 59.5 brace which for mostly novices was good (I will leave out the shot number!). The accommodation and hospitality were amazing. All in all a fabulous day which I hope, as one of Stephen's "graduates", to repeat next season. As a lady gun, this opportunity has made me realize why guns want to shoot grouse. A very special day!

    Mrs Rochell Godden - August 2014
  • I joined a shooting party at Coverhead estate in Yorkshire with a good friend and shooting colleague. Although experienced shots, we were both new to grouse shooting. Stephen Mawle, the shoot owner, and his team, delivered an outstanding experience including a half day's coaching on the moor on the conservation and ecology of a grouse moor, instruction and practical experience of shooting from a grouse butt with clay practice and professional coaching, followed by a day's driven shooting and a day's walked up shooting. We stayed in the estate's Royal Shoot lodge dating from the 17th Century tastefully modernised to accommodate the guns with outstanding hospitality. For guns used to driven pheasant and partridge, but a little concerned about the etiquette, safety and mystique of grouse shooting I enthusiastically recommend they consider Coverhead as a great experience to access one of the most exciting forms of shooting with a great conservation record. I hope to return to the grouse moor soon!

    Mr Richard Sandwell - August 2014

Contact Details

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Coverhead Farms, Woodale, Horsehouse, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4TY, United Kingdom