Despite being born on August 12, Andrew Reed had to wait until his 60th birthday to experience the thrill of the moor. But it was worth the wait, says Marcus Janssen, who joined him and his team in North Yorkshire last year for their first ever walked-up day.
For several centuries prior to the introduction of mechanised transport, Highland ponies played a crucial role on many Scottish sporting estates, says David S. D. Jones.
Part and parcel of the northern grouse moor scene since the Victorian era, shooting boxes continue to serve an important purpose. David S. D. Jones takes a closer look at their history.
For previous Really Wild Future Face of Fieldsports winner Ella Morgan, nothing could have prepared her for a first day’s driven grouse shooting.
American sportsmen and women have long been welcome and popular guests on English and Scottish grouse moors, says David S. D. Jones.
The popularly held belief that grouse shooting is all about elite individual interests is completely wrong, says Marcus Janssen. At its core is a sense of community and a camaraderie between Guns, keepers, beaters and pickers-up.
Keith Ringland visits two Scottish moors that are enjoying a sporting revival, thanks, in no small part, to two very passionate owners.
The season opens with the usual excitement, anticipation and tradition of the Glorious Twelfth, travelling around the Scottish moorlands and wild English uplands in search of grouse.
Despite being just 500 acres, Williamston estate produces exhilarating driven sport to rival the big names, says Charles Bull.
Two all-time records for a Durham moor, by Mike Barnes.
Having never experienced the thrill of grouse shooting before, Rachel Carrie found that it was worth the wait. But she also received a stark reminder of the threat that all forms of shooting are continually under in the UK...
Commonly found in many upland areas of Wales at the beginning of the 20th century, the red grouse was energetically pursued by wealthy late Victorian and Edwardian sportsmen.
Rupert Godfrey unearths the fascinating accounts of the 6th Lord Walsingham’s single-handed, record grouse bags of the late 1800s.
Since its sale in 2005, Rottal estate in the Angus glens has entered a new sporting era. And it’s one with a promising outlook for grouse, as Marcus Janssen discovered.
For Michael Stone there is nothing quite like grouse. All facets appeal to him - moor management, shoot days, the people and of course the star of the show, the red grouse itself.
Under the tutelage of grouse wizard Mark Osborne, Glenogil estate in the Angus Glens has seen a remarkable resurgence in recent years. Lord James Percy looks at what it has taken.
Mike Barnes talks to Richard Vainer, a diamond trader who has transformed the fortunes of a grouse moor in the Scottish borders.
Michael Cannon is now a man with three grouse moors, including a moor which is arguably the country’s most prolific, Wemmergill. Rupert Godfrey reflects on its illustrious history and meets its owner.
Well known for his achievements at Wemmergill, Michael Cannon has also applied the Midas touch to Stags Fell and High Abbotside, the restoration of which is a remarkable story, as Adrian Blundell discovered.