Arden, Hawnby, North Yorkshire, England
A fantastic high bird shoot that we have recently taken over in the heart of North Yorkshire.
The Arden Beat of the Hawnby Estate is a truly magical place to shoot. The deep valleys provide a constant stream of stunningly high pheasants in a league of their own and is situated perfectly, with just a short 15-minute drive from the charismatic town of Helmsley, a magnet for shoot teams.
Having recently taken on Arden we pride ourselves on the very classic and non-commercial feel to it. Drives such as Springwood, Big Fairy, Little Fairy and the Arden Bank really are up there with some of the best drives you could ever experience in the country.
Guns are greeted with teas and coffee in the morning at the new Shoot Lodge, a recently converted garage. Lunch is normally served after the third drive, where you will continue to encounter the high standards of hospitality the team have to offer.
The overall atmosphere of the estate is second to none, which is evidently backed by the incredibly hard-working team who strive to meet the highest of standards possible. Arden is fast gaining a reputation for one of the best shoots in Yorkshire, making availability limited very quickly.