Shooting estates

We have the exclusive shooting rights on Ford & Etal Estates and on Hetton Estate. These two estates almost march with one another and comprise a total of 16000 acres.

 

Ford & Etal Estates

Ford & Etal Estates are in the ownership of Lord Joicey and lie in beautiful hill landscape in the most north-easterly corner of England. This 12000 acre estate lies between the small towns of Wooler and Coldstream. It is a varied landscape of woods, meadows, arable fields and moorland. There is plenty of water too, in the form of the River Till, bogs and ponds.

Ford & Etal is well known for its driven pheasant shooting of very high quality. Alongside this there are plenty of opportunities for walked-up shooting. Given the right weather conditions in December and January large numbers of woodcock are present.

We have two shooting huts available here, full of character, where we eat lunch and, at the end of the day’s sport, enjoy a drink around the open fire.

 

Hetton Estate

Lying almost next door, Hetton Estate is owned by a Dutch family who are passionate about shooting. Across its 4000 acres we offer a great variety of shooting: pheasant, partridge, duck and other small game species. Strategically positioned game plots combined with existing and newly planted woodland make Hetton Estate a true Eldorado for shooting. For extra variety, there are several duck ponds, both for driven duck as well as for an evening flight.

At Hetton we have the use of a very exclusive shooting hut, equipped for everything.

We are always busy improving the shooting on both estates, not only enhancing existing drives but also creating and developing new ones. As a result, even our most regular and loyal clients are constantly surprised by something new and exciting.

 

Location and the surrounding area

Our ground lies in Northumberland, the most north-easterly county in England. As well as country sports, the county offers many other activities and attractions. If your companions do not wish to accompany you out shooting, there is more than enough for them to do. The closest towns are Berwick-upon-Tweed, Wooler, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Coldstream and Kelso, all of them well worth visiting. Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are famous for their many castles and parks, their rich history, antique shops and great food and drink.

As well as walking and fishing, excellent golf can be had nearby. The panel on the left gives you a number of links to activities in the area:

Tourist Information:

www.visitnorthumberland.com

 

Golf courses:

www.goswicklinksgc.co.uk

www.bamburghcastlegolfclub.co.uk

www.seahousesgolf.co.uk

www.dunstanburghcastlegc.co.uk

 

Castles and Parkland:

www.chillingham-castle.com

www.alnwickcastle.com