The Shooting Ground


The Shooting Ground

The Shooting Ground was founded in 1989 by Terry Harper and has catered for the traditional game shooter ever since, both in the use of the high valleys capable of throwing challenging driven clay days, or whether it be the excellent tuition packages available for the discerning shot.

The Grounds

Cotton Dale Shooting Ground is set in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, from which it takes its name. Opened in July 1989, the ground offers facilities for shooters of all standards. Located just off the B1249 Driffield/Scarborough road. It is ideally situated for easy access from the east coast, being approximately 10 miles from Scarborough and an hour’s drive from Leeds. The natural contours of the land lends itself superbly to the sporting gun.

Cotton Dale Shooting Ground is located at:

America Farm | Fordon Lane | Staxton | Scarborough | North Yorkshire | YO12 4TG

Accessories Shop

The accessories shop is open to all Cotton Dale customers. We supply a huge range of shooting equipment and clothing at great prices.

The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse which was converted from an old farm building, incorporating a 40 seat restaurant offering a range of home-made foods.

Opening Times

Tuesday-Saturday: 9am-5pm BOOKING ONLY

Sunday: 10am-1pm OPEN PRACTICE

Monday: CLOSED

The Shooting Ground can be contacted on 01944 710313 for bookings or queries



Accommodation & Restaurants Nearby


The Ganton Greyhound

Blue Bell Inn rests on the North Yorkshire Wolds border in the village of Weaverthorpe, overlooking the village green and surrounded by Yorkshire countryside

The Blue Bell Inn welcomes you with an oak beamed bar beside an open fire.

Dine in the restaurant or in one of their two private dining rooms which offer excellent food and wine. The restaurant is well known in the area for excellent food, concentrating on modern Yorkshire style cooking, using locally sourced produce where possible. The bar offers real ales, malt whiskies, good vintage ports, fine wines and champagne by the glass. The wine list currently features over 70 bins for the connoisseur.

The Blue Bell Inn also offers fantastic accommodation with 12 en-suite rooms. You can also stay in one of their new luxury self catering cottages.




The Ganton Greyhound

The Ganton Greyhound is set in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. Ganton is well situated for guests wishing to explore Scarborough, York, the countryside villages of Malton, Pickering and the coastal towns of Whitby, Filey and Bridlington.

For those interested in dining out, the restaurant offers traditional, locally sourced food and drink in which the delicious meals are home-cooked by a team of chefs headed by proprietor Robin.

Offering Sunday dinner and evening À La Carte menus, the restaurant is backed by our extensive bar list or beers, lagers, spirits, a range of fine wines, soft drinks and minerals.

The Ganton Greyhound also offers accommodation; all rooms have ensuite bathrooms, televisions, centrally heated, tea and coffee making facilities, telephones and internet access.

Ganton Golf Club is situated right next door for all those interested in golfing in the Scarborough and York area, and only a short drive away from Dalby Forest, Flamingo Land, the Sea Life Centre and British Heritage historic Castle at Scarborough.


Both Properties are approximately a 10 minute drive from Cottondale Shooting Ground.