Clay Pigeon Shooting
Available at two locations, within 15 to 45 minutes off site. The further away location has a minimum age of 14 years and minimum 2 guests. Groups of up to 50 people can be catered for, with transfer included.
The closer location is only available at certain times, but caters for all ages as long as juniors can hold up a gun. (Please note that there are no toilet facilities or shelter at this venue).
Both shoots cater for all levels, from the complete novice through to the experienced gun.
Experienced guns are recommended to advise of this at the time of enquiry.
Game Shooting and Deer Stalking
Arrangements can be made for driven pheasant shoots, duck flighting, rough shooting, snipe and woodcock shooting near to Bovey Castle. This is good local shooting with local people. Our driven pheasant is typically a 30 to 40 bird day on small local shoots.
Deer stalking for fallow and roebuck is also available in the countryside surrounding Bovey Castle.
Guests who wish to arrange shooting parties are asked to contact the activities department in advance to discuss your requirements in detail. We have an excellent gunroom for the storage of rifles and shotguns. Deer stalking may also be arranged at short notice.
Dartmoor Tours and Guided Walks
Have your own guided tour of the stunning and lesser visited spots of Dartmoor in one of our Land Rovers. Learn about the history, geography and development of the moor and see some of its many prehistoric landmarks.
Tailored to you requirements are available on Dartmoor, by arrangement. There may be additional charges for transfers to and from the High Moor.
Land Rover Experience
Land Rover Experience is a two and a half to three hour activity where you get the opportunity to drive the vehicles (Range Rovers, Discoveries and Defenders) through all manner of terrain. The session is about understanding the vehicle and learning about its capabilities.
Bovey Castle recommends Shilstone Rock for guests interested in riding, located 30 minutes away by car.
For bookings the following information will be required:
Age, height, weight and riding experience (walk, trot or canter, novice or experienced).
This information is required for each rider before the booking can be confirmed.
Have great fun riding quad bikes along muddy tracks through the woods and across rough ground!
Protective overalls and helmets are supplied.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children 12 years old and under may need to ride with an instructor. When booking, please give ages of any juniors.
The Picnic Boat
View the beautiful Dart River from the water.
In addition to a quality three course meal, the cruise will take in the estuary, a village stop and will pass Agatha Christie's house. Various lunch and afternoon tea cruise options are available.
The length of the boat trip is approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours.
Fly fishing instruction and coaching sessions take place on the castle lakes, with our fully qualified instructor Tim James.
This session is a wonderful introduction to fly fishing. You will be taught the fundamentals of fly casting and will usually progress to the extent whereby you can fish. Places are limited to a maximum of 4 guests per session. There is a minimum age limit of 8 years.
Private sessions may be available by prior appointment.
Fishing permits for residents and non- residents for the castle lakes and the rivers Bovey and Teign may be purchased directly from the activities team.
A wide range of fly fishing on rivers and lakes is available both on and off site. Professional guiding is also available by arrangement, for the advancing and experienced angler.
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