Clay pigeon shooting near Exeter
Shalden Shooting School is located at the end of a narrow Devon country lane, just to the south of the Exmoor National Park.
The shooting ground forms part of the 22 acres of land where we (the Brammer family) live and it is a beautiful part of the country to live and work.
Most of the land is woodland, some of it is ancient but a lot has been planted by us. There is also a series of ponds, some of which can be seen from the gun room. Consequently, there is no shortage of wildlife. You will hear plenty of birdsong whilst on the shooting ground, and the clay shooting doesn't seem to bother them at all.
The shooting ground itself is in a steep, partly wooded valley which opens out into a more level open area.
The terrain allows us to present clays to suit all, without having to do much in the way of construction. This gives the shooting ground a very natural feel. In fact it is exactly the sort of location you could imagine standing on a game shoot.
Parking is beside the house and gun room, from where we usually ride in a Land Rover to the shooting ground.
We have a number of wheelchair users who shoot with us, who we are happy to let take their own adapted vehicles to the shooting ground.
We do what we can to help disabled shots access what is necessarily an outdoor sport in sometimes remote locations.