01494 883227

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 E.J. Churchill shooting ground at The Swinton Estate is now open. 

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

We will be open for Claymate (unaccompanied play & pay), caddied rounds and lessons. We ask that you book in advance and you must bring your valid shotgun certificate with you.

Our booking lines are now open!

To book contact the team on 01765 35799707958 265250 or email swinton@ejchurchill.com

Click here to view our price list

Opening Times

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.

CPSA Registered Sporting

We will be running CPSA Registered Sporting shoots. These will be squadded, the first squad out will be at 9.00am with the last squad going out at 4.00pm (during Summer hours). There will be a maximum of 5 people per squad, and you will need to book in advance.

Thursday 30th July 
Thursday 13th August
Thursday 27th August 
Thursday 10th September
Thursday 24th September

£35.00 – Competition entries | £30.00 – Birds Only

Prize Money will be given to High Gun and each Winner in Class in AA, A, B and C (prize money depending upon entries per class).

To book please contact Reception on 01765 357997 | 07958 265250 or swinton@ejchurchill.com


The shooting ground is open to everyone, however we have three Membership packages available. To view the Membership information  click here. To download the Membership application form click here. Email your completed form to swinton@ejchurchill.com



E.J. Churchill Shooting Ground
Fearby Cross
Near Ripon

Tel No: 01765 357997 | 07958 265250 


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.


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

All the above 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. (E. J. Churchill) 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.


Turn left out of either car park. Take the first right to Fearby 1 ½ miles, follow road all the way to Fearby. At the crossroads, go straight over (signpost Warren Gill) and continue for another mile. Over the watersplash approximately 100 metres and we are the first gate on the left. (E. J. Churchill) Continue over the cattle grid to the clubhouse.


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

For all enquiries and bookings please contact swinton@ejchurchill.com or call 01765 35799707958 265250 

Please note that 01494 883227 is for the shooting ground in Buckinghamshire ONLY not North Yorkshire.