Sporting

Whether you are with us for a day to shoot or to enjoy exclusive use of the Castle for a weekend house party, our team ensure you are looked after from the moment you arrive. The pheasant and partridge shooting at Sorn Estate is set in amongst 8,000 acres of the rolling landscape. Since 2008 when Jamie took over the running of the estate, much landscaping and forestry has been done and Sorn Castle’s shoot is fast becoming internationally renowned for offering sporting birds and first class hospitality.

Both driven and walked-up days are available.

Much of the topography at Sorn lends itself to shooting activities and there are a number of challenging and exciting drives to experience. The driven shooting is run within the core of the estate, surrounded by what is fondly referred to as ‘The Four Farms’ and the castle itself.  Sorn Bank and The Cleuch have been referred to as the two signature drives on the estate providing really good quality high birds, along the line.

“Sorn Bank may be one of the signature drives at Sorn Castle but with drives like the Cleuch at their disposal this shoot is able to mix things up between a traditional parkland and farmland shoot and something a little wilder”

Will Hetherington, The Shooting Gazette. Read the Full Article

The Cleuch is the most prolific drive in the armory of a fine day out amongst friends and family of Sorn. The ancient dell provides a quiet space to contemplate the anticipation and excitement before a rush of birds distract, flying at speed from one side to the other.

Full Driven Days

A full driven day provides eight guns the opportunity to shoot pheasant, partridge and some duck on many of our excellent drives. The birds are very sporting and we can accommodate between 100 – 250 bird days.

As well as enjoying the scenery and challenging sport, your day will include home made elevenses in the field to keep you warm and nourished until a generous and hearty lunch which is served in the castle. After the last drive, the party will return for tea and cake whilst the bag is being counted and the guns cleaned, ready for your sweep to be announced at the end of the day.

Walked Up

Sorn Estate has a well established reputation for providing good quality rough shooting.  This sport is typically enjoyed by those people that have an appreciation for the outdoors and who enjoy a good walk for their quarry.

A typical day will combine some walking and small drives to the guns. A mixed bag of pheasants, partridge, duck, snipe and woodcock can be achieved. Refreshments and food can be arranged to keep your party going.