Higham Lakes, Ponteland
Higham Lakes are situated off the A696 Jedburgh road about 1 and a half miles north of Ponteland and 2 miles south of Belsay, Northumberland. Higham Lakes is a family run Trout Fishery offering excellent trout fishing to fly or bait from the lakes which are regularly stocked with brown, blue and golden trout from 2lbs to 25lbs.
Clay pigeon shooting lessons are available with Northumberland Sporting Clays at the Lakes which covers approximately 90 acres of lovely countryside in south Northumberland. The lakes are readily accessible from Tyneside and beyond and are easy to find.
There is ample free parking in the car park and disabled toilet facilities in the main Fishing Lodge. We use the Lodge down by the delightful bottom lake to greet clients and have complimentary tea/coffee and this location is a wonderful venue for birthday, Stag and Hen parties, family groups or just individuals and couples looking to try their hand at clay pigeon shooting.
Why not get a group of friends together and organise a fun event with a difference and perhaps include a BBQ at Higham Lakes.
Try us for a quote for parties that we can tailor to your requirements for you at a reasonable cost
For angling enquiries go to www.highamlakes.com
Scotchcoulthard Farm, Twice Brewed
Scotchcoulthard Farm is a hill farm in the beautiful Northumberland National Park with fabulous views and an abundance of wildlife including the Hen Harrier which is occasionally seen. Look out also for the Belted Galloway rare breed cattle which are a wonderful sight. The farm is situated 4 miles north of Hadrian’s Wall situated on the edge of Wark Forest, approximately 39 miles from Tyneside and around 25 miles from Carlisle.
There are 3 self-catering cottages on site and an indoor swimming pool which is open during the warmer weather. The facilities are good with a games and recreational room, kitchen, dining/reading room, and toilet which makes it ideal for shooting for stag, hen and birthday parties, corporate and team bonding groups. We can arrange for bacon/sausage sandwiches etc on arrival to fill you up before the fun starts.
So if you are visiting Cumbria or Northumberland and you wish to try some clay pigeon shooting, just let us know your requirements and we will see if we can make your day especially special.
Clennell Hall, Morpeth
Donkin Rigg Farm, Cambo
Donkin Rigg Farm is a stock rearing hill farm situated approximately 12 miles to the west of Morpeth in Northumberland and around a mile or so outside both villages of Scots Gap and Cambo. Set amid beautiful open countryside, it offers a range of situations for offering clay pigeon shooting lessons to our clients, both novices and experienced.
The farm is a Rigg and Furrow farm, which is the term used to describe it in Northumberland and Scotland, otherwise known as Ridge and Furrow. It is a series of an archaeological pattern of ridges and troughs in the land, created by a type of ploughing using non reversible ploughs and dates back to the immediate post Roman period. (Medieval Latin Sliones). The system was used until the 17th century as long as the open field system was used. Those ridges still surviving are parallel, from about 3 to 22 yards apart, and up to 24 inches tall.
Views at the farm are open and lovely, looking across to Rothley Crags to the east and Harwood forest to the north and north west.
There is a lovely self-catering cottage nearby which can be booked for a break in the lovely Northumbrian countryside.