Morghew Park is an all-year-round shooting Estate. Subject to the seasons and availability, we can offer either formal driven, rough or pigeon shooting on most days of the year.
Morghew Park is one of the Kent’s ancient estates and can trace many of its boundaries back to 968 AD, a century before the Norman Conquest, when its sale for 1450 pence was witnessed by Edgar, arguably the first King of all England. It is located near Tenterden and covers 2000 acres of arable and woodland, with a pleasing mixture of wealden upland (small fields, hawthorn hedges and oak standards) descending steeply onto traditional marshland. The land is in a ring-fence, meaning that the Estate is not bisected by any public roads, and several of the drives are up to a mile from the nearest road. Morghew Park is renowned for the warmth and friendliness of its hospitality, its tidy agricultural operation and the beauty of the unspoilt views available from many of its drives.
For the 2017/18 season, we are again providing two formats for guns who would like to spend an informal and relatively inexpensive day on this beautiful Estate.
The first proposition is as follows. Accompanied by at least one member of our gamekeeping staff, guns enjoy a day’s walked-up shooting on what is a fully stocked, fed and keepered Estate. Quarry includes unlimited pigeons, crows, rabbits, squirrels and not more than four pheasants, partridges or woodcock per gun. Days end with a duck flight on the Estate’s reservoirs, where there is no bag limit. £175 plus VAT per gun.
The second proposition is a day’s DIY wild-bird rough shooting on Lower Woolwich, an outlying 330 acres on the western flank of the Estate. Guns are briefed and shown around at the beginning of the day, but are not accompanied throughout. Quarry list includes, pheasant, teal, mallard and snipe, as well as pigeons and corvids. No bag limit. £135 plus VAT per gun.
On Saturdays from 14th October until the end of the season, we offer formal driven 80-bird days for up to ten guns. The Estate lays on a full team of beaters and pickers-up, and transport is provided in the Estate’s Unimog gun bus. The bag is overwhelmingly pheasant, with a few duck, partridge and, later in the season, woodcock. The Estate shows plenty of high birds and snap shooting, with the result that some drives will challenge the most experienced shots. The cost is £345 plus VAT per gun. Some days are designated for whole teams, while others are described as ‘Strangers’ Days’ on which pegs are sold individually, thus offering solo guns and small groups an opportunity to shoot on Morghew Park. Team days can be extended to 100 birds if required.