Sporting Days

Set within the distinctive Breckland landscape of North-West Norfolk, South Pickenham Estate offers a wide range of sporting opportunities, from driven pheasant and partridge shoots to deer stalking and walk-up pigeon shooting. The estate’s reputation for providing a memorable sporting experience has even spread abroad, with some shooting parties travelling from mainland Europe, attracted by our name for supplying good quality birds.

We cater for corporate guests, groups of family and friends and roving syndicates, offering cock and hen pheasant and French partridge shoots, both walk-up days and driven days for between six and 10 guns. We let 100-bird to 250-bird days throughout the September to January season. Pigeon days can be arranged from February to August. Both muntjac and roe deer are prolific on the estate and we are able to offer stalks during the relevant seasons.

“South Pickenham is set in beautiful rolling Norfolk countryside.  The day is very well presented with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  The keepers are knowledgeable and will place the guns away from the pegs if the wind is strong.  I would highly recommend it.” – Richard Youngs, Roving Syndicate Captain.

Your day will be complemented throughout by superb hospitality, based at the magnificent 1780-built and newly-renovated Home Farm Shoot Room, furnished with refectory tables hand-crafted from fallen oak from the estate. A varied food and drink offering is included in the day’s package and options include tea and coffee on arrival, a warming soup break, and a hearty 2 course dinner at the end of the day. The catering can be tailored to your requirements, along with your transport and loading needs.

“We all thoroughly enjoyed it, fantastic sport!  Please pass our thanks on to both game keepers and their team, and also the chef!  Wonderful food!” – testimony of a guest

Our excellent sporting provision is sensitively managed by two gamekeepers. Committed to enhancing the estate’s traditional ecology, we are currently investing resources in establishing areas of optimum habitat to encourage a sustainable population of English partridge, which are not currently shot on the estate.


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If you are interested in booking, please contact the Estate Office on 01760 756376