A shooting school set in the heart of Dorset offering individual instruction as well as simulated game days.
 

Shooting Instruction

Charles Holland Shooting offers bespoke, tailored shooting instruction. Whether you are an advanced shot wanting to practice for the forthcoming shooting season or a newcomer to the sport we can cater for all. Every client is treated as an individual, needs are discussed, ability assessed and instruction is then tailored to match.

For the game shot all types of traditional game birds can be simulated in realistic settings and any particular problem can be addressed and corrected. Novices can start with a one hour individual lesson where you can learn about safety, etiquette, the correct gun mount and the right technique from the outset. Alongside the traditional clay traps which simulate game birds we also offer a dedicated bespoke grouse layout with a traditional stone grouse butt.

Pre-Game Day Practice

Charles Holland Shooting is situated close to some of the very best game shooting estates in the country including Rushmore Estate and Ashcombe Estate. If you are coming to shoot at one of these game days and staying at either The King John Inn, The Museum Inn or 10 Castle Street, Charles Holland Shooting is the perfect place to practice and get your eye in the day before. We are happy to provide a bespoke service whereby we will pick clients up and drop them back at their hostelry.

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Simulated Game Days

At Charles Holland Shooting simulated game days can be organised throughout the year and offer a fun and exciting day out, an ideal way to entertain friends or clients. Whether you’re an advanced shot looking for high fast clays to practice for the forthcoming shoot season or a newcomer to the sport Charles Holland Shooting will tailor a day to suit you and your team’s abilities ensuring a great day out for all.

Mini Simulated Game Days

Our Mini Simulated Days take place at Charles Holland Shooting Ground, include two drives and can be organised for either a morning or an afternoon. We have seven dedicated, top of the range Bowman Traps tailor-made to mimic game birds from across the country, so whether you’re wanting to practice for the Chalke Valley partridge, the high West Country pheasants or Highland grouse we can tailor your drives to suit. Throughout the day we also provide delicious food and drink making these days a perfect practice day and a great time to spend with friends, colleagues or clients.

Sample Overview of the Day
12:00 pm Arrive at Charles Holland Shooting Ground. Shoot briefing with canapes and drinks
12:30 pm Guests shoot one drive
1:30 pm Drinks break
2:30 pm Guests shoot one further drive
3:30 pm Lazy barbecue lunch
4:30 pm Day finishes guests can linger and enjoy the beautiful setting or depart at their leisure

Ashcombe Shoot Simluated Game Days

We can also organise simulated game days at Ashcombe Estate, one of the best high pheasant and partridge shoots in the country. The simulated game days offer a combination of drives including high pheasant and partridge which together creates four outstanding and challenging drives for eight pegs allowing sport for up to sixteen guns.

Price List 2018


Individual 1 Hour Lesson

1 Lesson excluding Clays and Cartridges £80
5 Lessons excluding Clays and Cartridges £340

Individual 1.5 Hour Lesson

1 Lesson excluding Clays and Cartridges £112
5 Lessons excluding Clays and Cartridges £450

Individual 2.5 Hour Lesson

1 Lesson excluding Clays and Cartridges £187
5 Lessons excluding Clays and Cartridges £750

Family Lessons (5 lessons) *

5 Lessons excluding Clays and Cartridges £340

Simulated Game Days

Price On Application

* A family can bulk buy a session of 5 lessons for the price of 4, all members of the family are entitled to an individual lesson

Equipment needed for the lesson provided free of charge, this includes an appropriate shotgun and suitable safety equipment including both hearing and eye protection.

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About

Charles Holland Shooting is founded on a deep rooted background in fieldsports and the countryside. Charles, whose ethos is the bedrock of the company, began his shooting career at the age of 2 in the beating line of Hunnabbel shoot. From there his passion with the shooting world began. Since then he has shot alongside and worked with some of the best shots in the country. Charles has worked on some of the best shooting estates and at the best shooting schools, including Ashcombe Estate and West London Shooting School. Along the way helping newcomers, advanced shots and some well-known names with their technique.

The School

Charles Holland Shooting has seven dedicated, top of the range Bowman Traps that have been tailor made to meet all our clients’ particular requirements, simulating all different types of game birds from Highland grouse to Chalk Valley partridge to high West Country pheasants. The grouse layout is designed to show coveys of up to 4 birds at a time and to shoot in front and behind. The perfect practice for the Glorious Twelfth.

Testimonials

Jamie Oliver MBE, Chef and Restaurateur

"I've known Charles for years and cannot recommend him enough for his ability in teaching both novices and the more advanced in the shooting field. I've been on several of his simulated game days, and he's always helped improve my technique. On top of that, you get a great day out in the countryside."

Location

Our Address

Charles Holland Shooting
Swainson Road
Blandford
Dorset
DT11 8BD

Office: 01258 795 410
Mobile: 07782 311 481
Email: info@charleshollandshooting.co.uk

How to find us

Sat Nav: Please enter ‘Swainson Road, Blandford Forum’ into your Sat Nav. Follow directions to Swainson Road and on arrival, you will see a war memorial, continue along Swainson Road until you reach the barrier, turn left just before the barrier onto the grass track.

From Blandford: Follow the A354 north from Blandford for 10 minutes. Drive through the village of Pimperne and continue for a further mile. After a mile you will reach the top of a hill where there is a war memorial on your right hand side, turn there onto Swainson Road and continue until you reach the barrier, turn left just before the barrier onto the grass track.

From Salisbury: Follow the A354 south from Salisbury for 25 minutes. Drive through the village of Tarrant Hinton and continue on the A354 for a further mile. At the top of the hill you will see a war memorial on your left hand side, turn there onto Swainson Road and continue until you reach the barrier, turn left just before the barrier onto the grass track.

Coordinates: 50.885033, -2.116270