Dorback Estate is a classic mixed sporting estate lying in the heart of beautiful Speyside. Extending to over 18,000 acres, the land stretches from the low ground at Nethy Bridge to the spectacular high ground on the edge of the Cairngorm Massif.
Embracing both high and low ground heather moor, Dorback has an enviable reputation for both driven and walked up grouse shooting. The Estate is well butted and roaded and now includes an outstanding lunch hut at Fae Bothy, and two other lunch huts on separate beats. The experienced keepering team provide an enjoyable and relaxed but well organised day's sport.
Despite two severe winters and much of the ground lying over 1500 feet, grouse numbers were very encouraging this season with excellent covey sizes and a good density of birds throughout the estate. As a result, Dorback had a successful driving programme in 2011, and with a good stock of birds left, look forward to another successful season in 2012
Dorback is for the first time, making available to the general public some previously exclusive days sporting pheasant and partridge shooting on the low ground, a mix of Birch and Caledonian Pine. Driving birds from the fringes of the Estate's grouse moor and with skilful use of deep gullies and sandy knolls, the dedicated sporting team are able to present visiting guns with hardy, testing birds of the highest calibre.
In addition to the shooting, the Estate offers red deer stalking for one or two rifles in October, and there may be an opportunity for some early season roe deer.
Drum and Laggandhu Cottages, situated on the estate, also offers very comfortable accommodation for four and six people respectively, and are ideal for smaller shooting and stalking parties.
If you'd like to book a holiday without any sporting please visit our Holiday Letting website