"What a find! I searched for weeks for something a little bit different for a group of middle aged guys wanting to have a nice sensible ‘Stag Do’. This really is a bit special, fantastic location with superb instruction for complete novices to shooting! We had such a great time and the hotel was top class. If anyone out there wants a quality weekend then take my word for it, this is it!"
Mike Redwood, Shropshire
"We booked the full Forrest Estate Experience as part of a Stag Do for my future son-in-law (deer stalking, rifle target shooting, clay pigeon and crossbow shooting and trout/fly fishing). I can't speak to highly of the professional service that we received from Andrew Case and his team. None of us has had any prior experience of field sports and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Nothing was too much trouble and the whole visit was extremely educational. Many thanks to Andrew, Martin and Maitland and to the Staff of the Ken Bridge Hotel"
Allister Taggart, Lisburn
"My husband and I spent a day shooting clays prior to pheasant hunting. Forrest Estate is the most fabulous shooting range that I have ever seen. It is a wonderful experience for novice or pro. There is a beautiful course for youth to experience a variety of shooting challenges as well. And it is so important for youth to explore the outdoors and have a wonderful shooting experience. Andrew and crew have obviously spent many hours thoughtfully and carefully planning this range. It is beautiful, clean and well-kept and the views are remarkable. Our day of instruction was well organised and tailored to our needs. I was nervous at first, but the instructors were patient and it became fun immediately. Safety and etiquette were stressed. Andrew and his crew worked with us our group, patiently and individually, until we felt comfortable, and successful. I hope anyone reading this will take the opportunity to experience this wonderful and unique shooting range!"
Tammy and Steve Wheeler, Mitchell South Dakota, USA
“I organised a day’s shooting for 20 people on a stag weekend with Andrew and his team. We went for the ‘top shot’ experience. Everyone really appreciated the fact that Forrest Estate Experiences don’t take a conveyor belt style approach to giving them a shot at each discipline. Andrew, Martin, Willie and Willie were all enthusiastic to teach us as much as possible during the day – and were also great craic. Superb value for money – especially when you consider the alternative of a run of the mill clay pigeon shoot. AND there’s a delicious venison casserole for lunch…
Everyone left with a smile on their face! Fantastic day & fantastic scenery. Highly recommended.”
Simon Quinn, Edinburgh
"........AMAZING & UNFORGETTABLE…….our recent visit to the Forest Estate Experience, for my son’s “stag weekend”, was a notable experience of my life. I have had previous experience on driven and clay shoots and really enjoyed those aspects of the weekend along with our time spent on your well thought-out rifle range but the climax for me was catching my first fish ever, a memory that will be with me forever. I now understand why thousands spend hours with a “stick” by the side of water waiting for that bite. What made the experience even better was the company, your enthusiasm for the sport, your ability to pass on the skills needed to land that fly in the “right place” and the stunning surroundings……what a perfect place to free your mind from the chaos that is modern life……..WE WILL BE BACK…….”
Simon Pollitt. Madrid, Spain
"I would just like to say a big thank you to all the team. I was very nervous about going clay pigeon shooting, as was my 64 year old mum.
We had a brilliant time. We were been very girly about it and didn’t want to look silly, but we were put at ease and expertly shown what to do. After some excellent tuition we gave the boys a run for their money! I can’t highly recommend the experience enough; we booked a second visit straight away and will certainly be back again!! So if you have ever thought about having a go at clay pigeon shooting, go if it. Wonderful scenery, top class tuition, great company and a lovely lunch, thank you for the experience!"
Katherine Box, Yorkshire
"I recently went to Forrest Estate with my 17 year old daughter. We had arranged to do some clay pigeon shooting and target shooting but my daughter was concerned that it would be too difficult or that she wouldn't be able to handle the guns.
As it turned out, the focus and attention to detail that Andrew used at our initial briefing was superb and gave us both confidence that we'd be able to hit something and that we had a good basic grasp of gun safety. The actually shooting was tremendous fun and the constant encouragement and help was ideal. My daughter is hooked!
The location and set up of the shooting school is fantastic and we both look forward to returning again soon to bust a few more clays!
I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to be properly taught the rudiments of game shooting."
Roland Oliver, Musselburgh
"Fantastic Afternoon... Wonderful fun for everyone including the inexperienced!!
My fiancé John and I recently visited the United Kingdom from Australia for the Olympic Games. Following on from our time in London we visited Forrest Estate to try Clay Pigeon Shooting. I had never held or shot a gun before and I was extremely nervous. Andrew was a wonderful guide and gave detailed helpful instructions on how to handle the gun and what etiquette is expected when you are visiting a shooting ground. His knowledge and friendliness made it a warm and welcome experience.
I didn’t think I would hit any of the clays and told Andrew I would be happy if I just hit one. At the end of our afternoon I had shot 8 clays; a small number but one that I am proud of and a number I wouldn’t have achieved without Andrew’s advice and encouragement. This experience has given me a taste for Clay Pigeon Shooting and I will be looking for a shooting ground in Australia that hopefully offers the same experience and if we visit Scotland again Forrest Estate will definitely be on our itinerary.
John and I wished we had have known about Forrest Estate earlier as we could have easily spent 3 or 4 days on the estate learning from Andrew and experiencing this beautiful part of the world.
Thank you again Andrew and Forrest Estate for truly great afternoon".
Sam & John, Australia
"We both had a great time and were very impressed with the set up and the way we were looked after by the team, particularly given the mixed ability in our group. We would whole heartedly recommend this and will definitely come back the next time we are visiting Scotland".
Christopher Shield, London
"A fabulous introduction to Clay pigeon shooting set in beautiful surroundings that surpassed all our expectations.
Highly professional and educational tuition throughout the afternoon and pre-briefing session that only served to enhance a truly great experience. We would thoroughly recommend this to all and will definitely be returning early next year".
Mark & Matthew Davies, Cheshire