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Swinton Estate

E.J. Churchill at The Swinton Estate

We are regarded as one of the finest shooting providers in the World and so we are delighted to announce that as of 7th October 2019 we will be opening the E.J. Churchill shooting ground at The Swinton Estate.

The Swinton Estate is one of the largest privately owned estates in England, situated near Masham in North Yorkshire and stretching over 20,000 acres from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moors. It has been owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s and comprises Swinton Park, the 32-room castle hotel, Swinton Cookery School, the adjacent Country Club & Spa and Swinton Bivouac, the estate’s tree lodge and glamping retreat. The Estate offers guests and visitors a wide range of outdoor pursuits including walking, horse riding, mountain biking, falconry and fishing.


Booking & Price List

All practice and caddied rounds must be made in advance, please contact swinton@ejchurchill.com or call 07958 265250
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Please note that our Claymate system will be available as of the new year 2020


Opening Times

Summer Hours: 9.30am – 6.00pm (April – September)
Winter Hours: 9.30am – 4.00pm (October – March)
We will be closed on Christmas Eve from Midday, Christmas Day all day and on New Years Eve from Midday. 

Lesson Cancellations: Please allow 48 hour’s notice for cancelling a lesson otherwise you will be charged.  

Please note we are striving to be a Fibre Wad Only Ground, your cooperation and the reduction of the plastic wads on the ground would be appreciated. 

You must bring your Shotgun certificate with you.



E.J. Churchill (formerly Warren Gill) Shooting Ground
Fearby Cross,
Near Ripon


Take the turning for Ripon/Thirsk A61 at the roundabout go straight across onto the A6055 (this road is parallel to the A1). Continue for approximately 4 miles to the next roundabout and take the first turning left and continue for approximately 8 miles to Masham.


After Scotch Corner approximately 8 miles look out for a turning left for Bedale and Masham. Follow the signs through the roundabouts and continue through Bedale to Masham.

From Harrogate to Ripon (A61) from Ripon to Masham the road is the A6108.

All the above three directions will bring you over the River Ure – down through an avenue of trees – stay on the main road past the petrol station (right) DO NOT GO INTO MASHAM.

Take the first turning left (signpost Warren Gill and Fearby) carry on for one mile and you will arrive at the 30mph signs and Fearby (crossroads).Take the right (signpost Warren Gill) and continue for another mile. Over the watersplash approximately 100 metres and we are the first gate on the left (again signpost Warren Gill with a wrought iron sign and a man shooting). Continue over the cattle grid to the clubhouse.


Take the first right junction as you arrive in to Masham signpost to Fearby and Warren Gill. If you pass the petrol station you have gone too far!!! And take the directions above.


We look forward to welcoming you to E.J.Churchill at The Swinton Estate

For any enquiries please contact swinton@ejchurchill.com or call 07958 265250