The Swinton estate in the Yorkshire Dales offers some of the most extensive shooting in the UK, with 20,000 acres of woodlands and valleys that stretch from the river Ure in Wensleydale and up onto the moorland dales. The Main Grouse and Pheasant days are most suitable for those in a party of nine and eight respectively, with driven birds being provided. The main days are the grandest in terms of profile, the number of birds and the standard of shooting required, particularly in the case of Grouse shooting. There are also walk up days provided under the careful guidance of the Head Gamekeeper, Stephen Abbott, the guns will walk together as a team to flush out the pheasant and other wild quarry. There may also be a few drives where the guns are positioned and birds are driven to them, both of which make for an exhilarating day.