Clay Pigeon Shooting in Scotland | Cairngorms National Park, Scotland | The morning of day four onboard the Belmond luxury train “The Royal Scotsman“, began after a wonderful lunch, with some interesting local activities. We traveled, from Boat of Garten, a short distance by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Rothiemurchus Forest is one of the largest and most important remnants of the native Caledonian pine forest which used to cover most of Scotland. We were invited to choose from a number of activities including fishing, clay pigeon-shooting and an estate tour. Guess which one I went for… Of course Clay Pigeon Shooting.
I must say that I am very proud of myself, out of 20 Clay Pigeons, I can say I hit at least 50% of them. I mean you should see the diameter of those Clay Pigeons, they were more than 5 centimeter diameter. Shooting I must admit, was a very stress releasing experience. I have always wanted to do this, and Belmodn made it happen. Rothiemurchus is one of the best clay shooting facilities in the UK. Their exceptional facilities and top class tuition ensure that whether you are a complete beginner or a crack shot you’ll have a sensational time. Please choose your session, Silver or Gold Shooting Experience. These experiences can be structured for complete beginner and novice requirements or tailored to the more experienced shot. I would advise that the Silver Experience is more suitable for beginners, ladies and children. If you would like to join the gun club or arrange a private lesson please call or email the Shoot.
Afterwards, we received a warm welcome from out hosts as refreshments were served in their hunting lodge and we learnt about the fascinating history of the estate which has been in the same family for over 400 years. Later on we returned to the train, to be welcomed by local alcoholic drinks infused with fabulous local Whiskey infused drinks, in Kingussie and enjoyed a leisurely lunch during the journey south through Blair Atholl and Pitlochry to Dunkeld, where you disembarked for a private tour of Glamis Castle and its beautiful gardens. But that is for another post. Read my post on Life onboard The Royal Scotsman. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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