We are hugely excited to offer simulated clay days at Rushall. Available to all abilities of guns for between 6 – 20 guests, this really is a fantastic way to enjoy the sport throughout the warmer months of the year, when the farm is really showing off. It’s a fantastic way to have some fun, but also to see the benefits that organic farming can bring to the natural environment, adding extra value to your simulated clay shooting experience.
Our clay ‘drives’ offer great variety for our guns, and it’s the perfect way to introduce new people to the sport. Whether it’s a private party, corporate event, or a pre-season warm up, Rushall Organics can cater for all.
Just 90 minutes from central London, you can feel like a world away. And with the stunning backdrops that the farm provides, the experience really is unique. Accompanied with first class hospitality at Chalk Barn, there isn’t a better way for you and your guests to spend a day out together, everyone will leave with a smile on their face! We can provide gun hire, and tuition on request, so all you need to bring is a cap, coat and some boots.
Shooting pheasant and partridge in our part of Wiltshire, plays a huge role in our conservation efforts. The management of the farm for shooting pheasant and partridge allows us to preserve the habitat of this part of Wiltshire in a truly unique way that encourages a variety of extremely rare plants and animals such as wild grey partridge, lapwing, stone curlew, yellowhammer and corn bunting.
We accept bookings of teams of between 7 – 10 guns. We accept guns of all abilities, and can provide gun hire as well as loaders and instructors upon request. We also have our own accommodation available should you need somewhere to stay after a day in the field.
We believe that we can show a huge variety of birds at Rushall and Upavon, and can therefore cater to all abilities of shot, from a novice to the best in the country! Hosted at the magnificent Chalk Barn on the estate, we offer hospitality that is second to none. You and your guests will never leave without having tasted the best food and the finest wine that Wiltshire can offer.
We have been farming organically at Rushall and Upavon since the 1970s. It is a big part of our identity and is fundamental to how we run not only the farm, but the shoot as well. Conversion began when Barry Wookey identified that the use of agrochemicals was having a seriously negative effect on the wildlife around the farm. Most notably was the grey partridge, which has been abundant for many decades on the chalk grasslands of the Salisbury Plain. The dramatic decline of the grey partridge, alongside the increasing use of agrochemicals, led Barry to revert to farming methods without their use. Subsequently, the farm holds a strong population of grey partridge and we use it as a key ‘indicator species’ that lets us know when we are doing things well or not!
Alongside our environmental work, the farm produces organic crops such as wheat, barley and oats. The permanent and temporary grass also supports a flock of organic sheep. This shows how an organic mixed farming approach can not only be hugely beneficial for the natural environment, but can also simultaneously produce high quality food.