Field Sports

At Boughton, you can shoot in over 11,200 acres of Northamptonshire’s finest countryside. This historic House has been a centre of sporting pursuits for centuries and we look forward to giving you a memorable day in the field here.

You can enjoy excellent drives for pheasant shooting, with the traditional drive of Boughton Wood being particularly thrilling and discover the excitement of partridge shooting over our tall hedgerows.

We adhere to only the highest standards of conservation, and your sport helps maintain the delicate balance of man and nature.

You can also look forward to an invigorating and stimulating time spent in the company of like-minded enthusiasts.

Game shooting on Boughton Estate


Several new drives, including the Boughton Wood Beat, have been specifically designed to use the land to present game to their greatest potential. Our Partridge season begins in September.


Our traditional programme of pheasant shooting starts in mid-October, and is among the best in the country. You can also enjoy mixed pheasant/partridge days throughout the season. With first-class driven partridge over high and abundant hedgerows, this is a sporting experience you won’t forget.

If you enjoy woodland pheasant shooting, you should consider a visit to Boughton in December/January. More and more clients are discovering this rare pleasure.


Here’s a day for the true sporting connoisseur. When the weather conditions are suitable and enough woodcock have come to the Estate, our Headkeeper will offer occasional Woodcock Shoot days. An expected bag of 50+ birds will give you a thoroughly rewarding day’s sport. By their nature, these days cannot be pre-booked.

Simulated Game Days

We’re delighted to partner with Honesberie Shooting School, one of the UK’s leading shooting schools to offer tuition and Simulated Game Days at Boughton. Find out more here.

To discuss your requirements, availability and prices, contact the Estate Office on Tel. 01536 482308 or Contact Us.