Want to take your air rifle on holiday? Here are the best places to go in the UK
PUBLISHED: 15:38 30 April 2015 | UPDATED: 15:58 30 April 2015
We are fortunate enough that in the UK you do not have to travel far for scenic views and new places to explore. And although the law may restrict you from setting up camp in the wild and shooting wherever you want, these holiday lettings will ensure that you have the best shooting experience in the cosiest accommodation.
Pete’s Air Gun Farm
If you enjoy camping, this 500 acre farm is a haven for air gunning enthusiasts and the owner, Pete, is as passionate about shooting as we are. Available seven days a week and with no set opening times, just be sure to ring ahead to let Pete know that you are on your way. Inductions cost £20 and each visit is £10 thereafter. For this price you can take advantage of two indoor ranges, an outdoor HFT/FT range and a vermin shooting area. You must have insurance through a recognised body to shoot here.
Pete: 07973 509 198
Luckyard Farm is a fully working farm located in the heart of picturesque Exmoor, Somerset. Surrounded by pastures and woodlands, there are several holiday cottages to choose from and over 300 acres to explore with your air rifle. Vermin shooting is open to guests 365 days a year as well as fishing, clay pigeon shooting and pony riding- making Luckyard Farm suitable for all of the family.
Carlton Stephens: 07969 171 415
With 120 acres of quarry laden fields and woodland to explore, you could spend a week at Suffolk based Boundary Farm and not have to shoot in the same field twice. Air rifle shooting is available all year round but make sure that you bring BASC shooting insurance as Boundary Farm have a strict policy of no insurance, no shooting. There are two beautiful self catering cottages available in which you can relax after a long day of air gunning- with all the modern comforts but amongst the traditional charm of a 16th century building. Prices start at £345 for a week long stay at six bed accommodation.
01728 860 370
Park Farm Cottage
Set on the brink of Selwood Forest near Somerset, Park Farm Cottage has spectacular views of King Alfred’s Tower and there are plenty of meadows and woodland to explore- making this holiday dwelling the perfect location to relax and shoot. At 120 acres in size, Park Farm has been described as an airgun hunting paradise- and seeing as it’s owned by an air gun enthusiast, we are not surprised! Prices for the self catering cottage start at £365 a week and the accommodation only sleeps two people. On the upside, you’ve pretty much got the shooting grounds to yourself so enjoy!
Roe and Jo Norman: 01749 812 230