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Grouse Shooting on Ballogie Estate, Royal Deeside.

Against the backdrop of the Cairngorm Mountains, catching sight of a covey of grouse while walking across dense, heather moorland, is a truly special, unique and rewarding experience. However, it is only one aspect of your enjoyment, as grouse shooting can be one of the most challenging, but rewarding of all field sports.

The moorland on Ballogie Estate in Royal Deeside is among the most productive in Aberdeenshire for grouse shooting and from the ‘glorious 12th’ August, Ballogie can offer walked-up shooting parties for up to 6 guns and, from the beginning of September and into October, driven parties for up to 10 guns.

Ballogie estate field sports driven grouse shooting

Driven Grouse Shooting

At Ballogie Esatate we can accommodate a party of up to 10 guns, with 15 beaters to sweep across the line driving the grouse forward. We have two experienced gamekeepers who can accommodate personal requests and are on hand to provide guidance and training when required. We have a selection of vehicles to accommodate all road conditions and can also organise in-house catering during the day.

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Walked-Up Grouse Shooting

Walked-up grouse shooting days are often undertaken as a means to cover areas less suitable for driving. The experience can be equally challenging for any individual.

Typically the team of up to 6 guns will walk in an extended line, interspersed with game keepers and pickers-up with gun dogs.

Whether you will find yourself surrounded by a covey of a dozen or more grouse, scattering in all directions or faced with a challenging away or overhead shot as the birds swing down the line, the experience is certainly an exciting one!

Accommodation

There is nothing like warm Scottish hospitality and a decent place to lay your head at the end of a rewarding day’s exertion. When it comes to accommodation, you can choose the exclusive use of Ballogie House which can sleep up to 13 guests; our newly refurbished, seven bedroom Potarch Lodge – recently upgraded to the highest standard and suitable for up to 14 guests. Both properties are perfect for larger parties who like to socialise after a rewarding day’s stalking. If you are planning to holiday with a smaller group, you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of one of our beautiful holiday cottages – Greenlands, a lovely, stone-built, traditional farm steading conversion, which can accommodate between 4-6 people, and Ford Cottage, which can cater for up to 7 guests. It has a wonderful new extension which includes an open plan kitchen, wood burning stove, and floor to ceiling picture windows with stunning views over the river. All of our accommodation is finished to a very high standard and are ideal for a friends and family stalking break or group holiday. Our properties also provide the perfect base for exploring the many visitor attractions within the area including National Trust for Scotland castles, Craigievar - a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture; Crathes - an enchanting 16th century tower house, and Drum – one of Royal Deeside’s top historic attractions.

Contact Ballogie Estate

For further information call our Estate Office on 013398 86497 or send an e-mail to info@ballogie-estate.co.uk