William Powell Sporting

Driven Grouse Shooting

Driven Grouse shooting is the Sport of Kings!

The Red grouse is only found in the United Kingdom due to its heather habitat. It has developed in isolation from other sub species of Willow Grouse, which are widespread in Northern Parts of Eurasia and North America.

Early on in the season, Red Grouse fly in their family group or covey, usually eight to twelve in number. Later on in the season, these merge into packs of thirty to perhaps fifty and on occasions a massive pack can consists of hundreds of grouse, all in the air at once and heading towards your butt!

Red Grouse are found in numbers only on Moors in the North of England or Scotland. Although Scotland is sometimes thought of as the home of Grouse shooting in UK, the reality is that the most prolific and consistent moors are to be found in the North of England. These run from the Peak District through to the Scottish Border with Yorkshire moors perhaps now at the epicentre of Grouse Shooting. However, there has been a renaissance of some Scottish Moors in recent years.

The season starts on the “Glorious 12th” (12th August) and runs through to December 10th, although the majority of Moors will have completed their shooting programme towards the end of October or early November.

Grouse shooting is described as the pinnacle of all game shooting available in the United Kingdom.

Grouse Shooting Estates

Driven Grouse shooting is the Sport of Kings and we are fortunate enough to be actively managing some of the country’s finest Grouse Moors.

Associated Estates
Associated Estates

Associated Grouse Estates

Beside our Managed estates, we also have prime access to some of the country’s best known grouse moors. So if you are looking for something with the WOW factor or prefer something a little lower key, why not be amazed by what William Powell Sporting can offer you?

To name just some of the estates we could offer you would include:

  • Danby, Yorkshire
  • Swinton Park, Yorkshire
  • Allenheads, Northumberland
  • Raby, County Durham
  • Ralia, Highlands
  • Weardale, County Durham
  • Hunthill, Angus
  • Rotherhope, Northumberland

…and plenty more!


We are the premier Grouse letting agency in the country and are able to offer driven Grouse shooting in every area of the country where it still takes place.

We currently have no availability for Driven Grouse Shooting.

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For more information on any of the dates above please contact us on 01295 661033


A Day on the Grouse

You’re the best! For my first driven grouse experience, I couldn’t have been more pleased. Your company was extremely professional and everyone on the staff was friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful.

All the details were taken care of, I just had to focus on my shooting. If you are looking for the complete package done right, this is the team to use.

Raymond Oglethorpe

Former President, America Online

Exhilerating North Yorks Grouse

One of the advantages of the North York’s Moors is their consistency. This combined with very high standard of management, ensures that significant shooting occurs on the North York’s moors year after year.


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