I had a wonderful time today thank you. From start to finish, well ran and organised but not too formal, hospitable but not over baring, professional but not stuffy. Just perfect in my opinion.
Thankyou so much for an incredible day, it was truly awesome! Some of the best shooting I've ever done and the set up as amazing.
We pride ourselves on producing some of highest and most varied clay drives in the UK.
Rievaulx sits dramatically in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors, with access to 3000 acres of deep valleys, steep wooded areas and farm land, this is truly an area of outstanding natural beauty.
During the game season, these stunning valleys and lakes offer some of the finest driven partridge, pheasant and duck shooting to be found anywhere in the world. The simulated shooting offers a unique experience replicating the closest to the real thing. Taking in some of the Estate’s hidden corners, and climbing up to drives that provide stunning views of Rievaulx Abbey and providing you with challenging and entertaining sport throughout the day.
Urra is based in the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, between Helmsley and Stokesley. The estate consists of both moorland and wooded valleys which allows a great variation of simulated drives.
During the game season, Urra showcases astonishing partridge off the moorland edge to test the guns stood right down below. Big Mac is a well known High Pheasant Drive around the country too!
Hospitality will be provided by Lordstones Cafe & Farmshop which offers the finest quality produce around. This will also be our meeting point where there is a stunning viewpoint from the top of the moors.
Kepwick sits on the western edge of the North Yorkshire Moors providing spectacular views of The Yorkshire Dales and back onto the moor. With rolling hills, deep pheasant valleys and moorland, the estate enjoys a great mixture of drives.
For the 2023 simulated season, we are offering limited availability between the 10th of July and the 22nd of July, so do please get in touch!
Prices start from
£330 + VAT per person
including all cartridges, clay and hospitality
A typical day
Meeting Point for bacon sandwiches & tea/coffee, followed by a safety brief.
Depart for the first drive
Second drive followed by elevenses
Light lunch served on dependent of Estate
Final drive, fun team competition
The day can be tailored to suit your own group and is a perfect opportunity for networking, team building and entertaining clients. There are many ways in which we can tailor your day and we will do our very best to cater for your requirements.
Bringing a team of mixed abilities?
Our Simulated Game days can be tailored to suit all levels of experience from beginners through to seasoned shots and everyone else in between.
Our team of professional instructors are passionate about making shooting accessible to everyone. They will ensure that novice guns and non-shotgun license holders receive a full safety briefing and gun fitting prior to setting out on the drives and are on hand throughout, to guarantee that your entire party gets the most from their day.
Syndicate and Single Pegs
We organise days for all levels of shooting ability, from novices to the more experienced shots. A syndicate day is the perfect way to enjoy a day in the field and meet new friends. Enjoy your shooting with likeminded people.
For individual guns and small groups, join one of our Syndicate Simulated Shooting Days.
Our 2023 syndicate dates are as follows
Wednesday 5th April
Wednesday 17th May
Thursday 29th June
Monday 22nd May
Wednesday 31st May
Tuesday 18th July
Not a seasoned shot but still interested in a syndicate days?
We also offer days for non-license holders and those new to shooting. These day are slightly less fast and furious and one of our experienced team will accompany you throughout to make sure you get the most from your day.
To enquire about our syndicate days, contact the team for the latest availability.
Full Team Bookings
We are able to cater for teams between 10 and 20 shooters. Prices include full hospitality, all cartridges (will shoot at least 350 each) and up to 9000 clays over 4 drives.
Again we are able to cater for all abilities as far as discussing which drives you would like to do, whether it be primarily driven or a mix of simulated quarries including bolting rabbit and duck drives. The day can be tailored to suit you.
To book your team in with us this summer please contact the team for latest availability.
Rievaulx is ideally placed to host a range of charity events and competitions all within an idyllic setting just outside of Helmsley, York in the North York Moors National Park.
Utilising the Estates varied terrain and many amenities, Abbey Sporting offers a prestigious rural setting, only 15 minutes from the A19 and A1 and 30 minutes from York train station.
Catering for events of all sizes from 10 – 200 people, our ground is available for your exclusive use.
Our experienced team will be happy to workalongside you to ensure that your event is truly unique and memorable for your guests.
Abbey Sporting are happy to contribute 5% of the cost of your day to your events chosen charity.
Contact our team to discuss your event today
Based on teams of between 10-20 guns, your day will include all clays and cartridges along with fantastic hospitality throughout. Caps and safety glasses will also be provided and gun hire can be arranged where necessary. Team photos will be provided at the end of the day.
Bringing a team of mixed abilities?
No problem. Our professional team will brief those new to shooting before setting out on the drives and be with you throughout the day to ensure that everyone gets the most from their day in the field.
What to expect
A typical day will start with breakfast at Rievaulx Abbey at 9:30am followed by the first 2 drives with elevenses in the field in between. A light lunch will be served prepared by the Star Inn, Harome before a further 2 drives in the afternoon. Your party will finish the day with afternoon tea, a prize giving and perhaps a shoot dinner which can be arranged in Helmsley.
What should I wear?
Our Simulated days take place in the countryside so suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear are a must.
What if I don't have a full team?
We run regular syndicate days throughout the season for individuals and smaller groups of friends. These are run exactly the same as a full team day but with a mixed groups instead.
Give our team a call and we’ll let you know when our next available date is.
What does a regular day cost?
Our standard day starts at £325 per person for a team of 12 which includes all clays and cartridges along with superb hospitality. A cap and safety glasses are also provided for each gun and a team photo at the end of the day.
We can also create bespoke packages if there is something specific you’d like to include in your day.