Stalking on the Hills
Clay Pigeon Shooting
All of Scotland's Magic in One Enchanted Haven
Whatever it is about Scotland that lures you to this beautiful country, you can probably find it here at Pitcastle...From the spectacular landscape to the miles of open sky, fantastic sporting activities to the diverse and fascinating wildlife...it's all here in one magical place.
On the estate you can try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, archery, croquet or racket sports… Or perhaps you prefer to be out and about…We’re home to some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife – you can regularly spot red squirrel, stoats, weasels, otters and wild mink and on occasion, pine martin and wild cat. The variety of flora and fauna will keep your camera busy for days.
Roe, Red and Fallow Deer live in the woods and fields around the Estate and we keep a few of these in our deer park up on the estate hills. We can even take you up there and have you feeding them out of your hands – something the kids will remember for years to come.
For the twitcher, this is bird heaven.
There is a marvellous variety of bird life at Pitcastle – almost 100 species. Because the terrain extends from the low ground by the river to the mountaintops, virtually all conditions exist to suit the different species.
Osprey can often be seen above the moor Lochs along with Peregrine Falcons, Merlins and Hen Harriers…Duck, Black-headed Gulls and occasional Grouse can also be found and if you are very lucky you may also see a Golden Eagle. On the lower ground, Kestrels and Buzzards hunt the skies, while Sparrowhawks patrol the hedgerows and woods.
Among gamebirds, the Blackcock (Black Grouse), Pheasant, Red Grouse and Partridge are often seen and, very rarely, a Capercaillie.
Garden birds include Whitethroat, Yellowhammer, Siskin, Longtailed Tit, Scottish Crossbill and Goldcrest. Don’t forget a good pair of binoculars!
Fishing, Stalking and Shooting
Set amongst spectacular highland landscape, our stalking and fishing days out are led by our own experienced stalkers who know everything – and more – that there is to know about these ancient sports.
Both of our Estates – Pitcastle and Glenlochay - offer an outstanding fishing and stalking experience – simply one of the best in Scotland. With both Red stag and hinds and Roe buck and doe on the estates land as well as salmon and trout fishing on our private stretch three-quarter mile stretch of the River Tay and rainbow and brown trout in some of our 9 lochans, there is no shortage of sporting opportunities for seasoned sportsmen and women.
For those interested in shooting, the estate is abound with Woodpigeon and pheasant. We provide mini-drives and walked up pheasant and partridge shoots as well as duck flighting on the top lochs – a simply stunning setting to indulge in this sport. If you are interested in shooting you must be accompanied by our Estate Keeper who will provide his invaluable experience to ensure as successful a shoot as possible.
Finally, there is a Clay Pigeon trap by the main house. If you’ve never tried it then now’s your chance! This sport is great fun for everyone, young and old and our experienced hands will have you shooting on target in no time!
Stalking in particular is an activity that books up very quickly at Pitcastle. For those wishing to visit Pitcastle with a view to fishing or stalking, it’s important that you let us know in advance. If you would like to discuss your requirements and what we can offer someone with your experience then please contact us.
Please click here for stalking rates. For fishing and shooting rates please contact us using the form on our contact page.