The voting has now closed. The results will be revealed in Shooting Times, 13 February issue, and here on Shooting UK, when gold, silver and bronze will be awarded to the products and grounds that have impressed our readers.
Our panel of editors and external judges have pulled together a shortlist of the best shooting grounds cartridges that have been reviewed and featured in Shooting Times, Sporting Gun, Shooting Gazette and The Field in the calendar year of 2018.
A1 Shooting Ground
“There’s a timeless charm about the A1 shooting ground. It’s the first choice for serious clay breakers within the M25 and you can walk away after an afternoon with change from £100.”
Oxford Gun Company
“This friendly shooting ground and shop always offers value for money and a warm welcome to all shooters, from Olympic medallists to absolute beginners. The ground is well laid out and offers challenging targets.”
“The influence of Percy Stanbury continues to be felt in all corners of this West Ruislip mecca; not least through the innovative layouts it continues to offer its loyal customers – many of who come to spend time with iconic instructors like Alan Rose. One of the best places to prepare for your season or indulge in myriad shooting passions.”
“A name synonymous with shooting sports, Bisley, is one of the ultimate destinations for any shooter. It offers matchless tuition and the Victorian club house is characterful. The stands, both at the main ground and Long Siberia are superb.”
“A great shooting ground in the North East with friendly instructors”
“An exciting revamp sees Grimsthorpe becoming a go-to destination for the East Midlands shooting contingent. Set in acres of woodland with a new clubhouse, that serves good food, stands are varied and challenging, suitable for the novice to keen shot. The enthusiastic young team keep it running smoothly.”
“One of the most picturesque schools in the whole of the UK, Ladyswood sits in 55 acres of natural woodland. It is a welcoming destination with passionate staff and challenging targets to boot, including a recently added 75-yard “Extreme Tower”. The presence of Sportarm on the premises is a huge asset to be exploited.”
Holland & Holland
“With its recently extended clubhouse and indoor rifle range, Holland & Holland’s famous grounds in Northwood continue to go from strength to strength. Long home to some of the country’s most well respected instructors, the grounds offer a wealth of additional services to visitors from across the country who demand the best.”
“A hidden gem for the game shot, situated on the Cowdray Estate, Hownhall is up and coming, with a new clubhouse being finished and some well thought out stands. Simon O’Leary infuses the ground with his enthusiasm, and is making it into a go to place.”
“This beautiful shooting ground on the West Wycombe Estate has a revamped club house with superb food. There is also and gunroom that offers great advice. All types of clay-shooting are catered for, including Skeet, down the line and three very high towers.”