GWCT – North Yorkshire Shoot Walk

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – North Yorkshire Shoot Walk

Tuesday 28th June 2016 5pm for 5.30pm

 

To be held at Westerdale and Rosedale Estate  By kind permission of D P J Ross Esq

 

Meet at Milburn Arms, Rosedale Abbey, Pickering, YO18 8RA

 

The estate has a total moorland area of 9667 acres and this provides a sufficient area for five separate days of

driven grouse shooting with a five year average of 4296 brace.

 

Topics to be discussed include:

Bracken spraying techniques and subsequent follow up work with the GWCT • Burning and the positioning of

butts • Sheep tick and louping ill control programme administered by Jonathan Murray (a Westerdale grazier)

funded via a HLS scheme set up in 2010

 

Nick Baikie who oversees the grouse shooting operations and Rupert Drury, the property manager will be

attending the walk alongside Jimmy Brough, the headkeeper since 2008 and GWCT advisor and upland expert

Dave Newborn, who has worked with the estate for many years and has concentrated on tick monitoring with sheep

collars being trialled for tick control.

 

There will be some walking and 4 x 4 vehicles with reasonable ground clearance will be essential.

 

Places are £15 each including light refreshments afterwards at the Milburn Arms.

 

To book a place please send a cheque made payable to the GWCT and post it to:

Sophie Dingwall, Lane House, Jervaulx, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4PQ • sdingwall@gwct.org.uk

Or ideally by BACS: National Westminster Bank, Account No 40647552 • Sort Code: 54 30 45 • Ref: Your surname