Award winning partridge shoot with outstanding accommodation
Carlton Towers is essentially a family shoot, although we provide a number of days throughout the season. We are keen for our guests to experience the family atmosphere and we treat each shoot with the same pride and attention to detail.
We believe that shooting is only part of the day, albeit a very important one; excellent shooting combined with first class hospitality is what makes shooting at Carlton Towers a truly exceptional experience. Our packages are based on group bookings for a minimum of 8 guns.
Shoot parties have been hosted at Carlton Towers for generations, though in the old days these were solely the preserve of the Fitzalan Howard family and their close friends. Today, the fact that your party can stay overnight on the Estate, and enjoy this same private accommodation and with fine dining, is one of our unique selling points.
About the Shoot:
Carlton Towers is fast gaining an enviable reputation for quality partridge shooting. Driven over high hedges and shelter belts, the French partridge test the most experienced of guns. But on the arrival of the English partridge the guns really need to move up a gear; with their distinctive calls and frantic flying style many an experienced gun is left bewildered as the covey flies away unscathed.
The English partridge at Carlton Towers are part of carefully managed conservation programme which won the estate silver in the 2007 Purdey awards. Partridges are not the only shooting available; pheasants are also released in the estates parkland. Combined with a good population of wild pheasants, mixed pheasant and partridge Carlton Towers provides a variety of different shooting days.
A Typical Day:
- Guns meet at Carlton Towers for coffee
- Guns are briefed on the day by the Head gamekeeper
- Mid-morning the guns are provided with hot and cold drinks
- A light lunch is provided and taken in the shooting lodge
On completion of the days shooting the guns return to Carlton Towers where they are greeted by log fires and pre-dinner drinks before sitting down to a hearty meal in beautiful surroundings.