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The 6,500-acre Benham Estate lies in the picturesque Kennet valley in West Berkshire and offers wide-ranging terrain, from rolling chalk downland in the west to wooded valleys in the east.

The Benham Shoot has been in existence since the 19th Century and has continued to evolve and improve, as recognised by the winning of the Purdey Award in 2002.

Central to the shoot is a partridge manor created in 1910 and typified by lines of beech trees on the downland, over which birds are driven. Partridges remain central to the shoot and we pride ourselves in our ability to hold them throughout the season ensuring mixed bags, if required, through until late January.

The diverse topography allows the shoot to present challenging birds from 38 drives ranging from high pheasants, woodland drives and open classic partridge drives.
We pride ourselves in creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere in picturesque surroundings, run in a highly professional manner.

The team takes great pleasure from the shoot’s friendly and welcoming atmosphere and we enjoy seeing regular teams of Guns return each season. Shoot days are based from the magnificent Richens Lodge situated on the banks of the River Kennet, from where we offer high-quality catering to accompany your day.