Wooladon Shoot is on a small estate covering over 500 acres on the Devon and Cornwall border in the famous sporting village of Lifton. The estate is bordered by the river Tamer on one side and the river Lyd on the opposite side. Wooladon’s signature drives are the two quarries and this sets it apart from other shoots. The big quarry is a 1.5 acre mill pond full of sparking, clean, fresh water. Once used for quarrying, its now a truly beautiful setting with fantastic scenery which presents magnificently good high birds. The guns stand around the quarry in a horse shoe shape with all guns visible of each other. This can create lots of banter when back in the gun bus or having lunch debating on who had the best shots and who didn’t perform quite up to spec!
Then there is the smaller of the two quarries. This is snappier but offers very challenging shooting, again with very high birds coming off an 80ft cliff side and rising over the trees on the other side.
After a short river crossing of the river Lyd we have more exciting high bird drives to include a number at Gatherley Woods with birds fighting over the fir trees and the guns stood in the gully’s of the deep wooded valleys.
We have around 14 drives at Wooladon and can cater for all shooting abilities. We offer bags sizes from 150-300 bird days.
The shoot is being run by a young and enthusiastic team that create a warm and welcoming relaxed atmosphere. This is mainly a pheasant shoot with a small mix of partridges. Game keeper Stuart and new owners, the Mounce family, have developed and will continue to explore new drives and modify game cover crops to optimise the outstanding drives that Wooladon Estate has to offer. Stuart’s passion is game keeping and is putting everything possible into the rearing to produce high quality birds. Together, we will ensure that shoot days meet and exceed all expectations and will be remembered by the guns as a truly unforgettable day.
Our main core business activity is running an extensive catering and food retailing
business of the award winning Lifton Farm Shop and restaurant. With an on-farm bakery, butchery, restaurant to name a few, hospitality is one of the things we do best, so be sure to only get the very best of everything on your visit. Baked fresh on the morning of the shoot day, our homemade bread and cakes will not disappoint and with ingredients sourced from our very own working farm you can sure to only have the freshest food for your shoot dinner and throughout the day – not forgetting our delicious homemade desserts! This is all served with the very best wines specially selected by the family for you. For more information please visit www.liftonfarmshop.co.uk
Gatherley View Shoot Room, in the heart of the estate, will be the hub for all hospitality. This is a traditional, soft furnished room with a roaring open wood fire and provides the perfect place to relax after the days shoot.
We offer accommodation in our on-farm holiday cottages and can arrange evening meals at Wooladon the night before the shoot day on request. We can also provide a fantastic breakfast to set you up for the shoot day or the day after the shoot day before you set back on your travels.
Wooladon Estate provides an outstanding shoot day with exceptional, distinctive drives with hospitality a key factor.
Testimonials from the previous owned shoot in the 2016/2017 season…
A hidden gem…the two quarries are to die for, especially the Big Quarry where all the guns are visible to each other shooting in a horseshoe around the lake. These are challenging birds. The facilities are excellent and the welcome always very warm
Wooladon Shoot is a must. It is by far the best shoot I have shot and I have been shooting 25 years.