The Ampton estate, north of Bury St Edmunds, is in a natural valley with the majestic 18th Century Ampton Hall overlooking its own beautiful accompanying lake. There has been a shoot on the estate for decades.
- 5,000 acre estate of woodland, lakes and farmland.
- Excellent partridge and pheasant shooting from 50 drives.
- The Mere – 90 acres of water with Greylag, Canada geese, Mallard, widgeon, teal, gadwell, shoveler, snipe and pochard.
- Roe and Muntjac stalking in season.
Shooting at Ampton
The estate at Ampton comprises 5,000 acres of woodland, lakes and farmland. It is laid out for shooting with many larger and smaller woods. We offer excellent partridge and pheasant shooting from the 50 or so drives on the estate. We have 110 acres of cover crops to add to the 500 acres of woodland so there are plenty of drives to suit every wind direction. The soil type is sand so no muddy boots and the estate is well served with small roads and tracks providing good vehicle access, meaning that walking can be kept to a minimum if desired.
The other noteworthy feature at Ampton is The Mere which comprises of 90 acres of water and is populated by large numbers of Greylag and Canada geese. There are also large numbers of Mallard, Wigeon and Teal, whilst Gadwall, Shoveler, Snipe, and Pochard are all regular visitors.
The goose and duck shooting is almost unique and is accessed by walkways out to the butts built on stilts over the water. It can take place at either morning or evening flight. Packages can be offered to include wildfowling and game shooting or they may be booked separately.
There are many Muntjac and Roe deer on the estate and these can be stalked in their relevant seasons, whilst pigeon shooting is available from February to August.
Guns and their guests are able to stay on the estate at Livermere Hall. You will receive a warm welcome from our staff at Livermere Hall which has five twin bedded rooms and views across the lake. Staff are on hand to meet your every need and a formal dinner is served each evening in the famous dining room.
Nearby is Bury St Edmunds, home to over a thousand years of history including a breathtaking cathedral and Abbey Gardens which contains the remains of the Abbey destroyed by order of King Henry VIII during The Reformation. The market town also boasts the beautifully restored Theatre Royal, a cinema complex and a wide range of restaurants. Whilst you are here you may also wish to visit the world famous colleges at nearby Cambridge or enjoy some punting on the river Cam.