Category Archives: Shooting

Loaders code of conduct

This is a code of practice for those who load for others. If followed, it will contribute to a safe and responsible future for the sport. It is primarily aimed at those who have successfully completed a loading qualification, such as that provided by Lantra Awards. The code will support and supplement the novice’s training and attainment of a qualification. This code should be read in conjunction with the BASC Shotgun Safety Code of Practice.

igh standards underpin public and political support for shooting, now and in the future.

The code provides advice at two levels:
Advice that must be followed in order to deliver sustainable shooting – unless otherwise stated, the term ‘must’ only applies to meeting the standards set by this code of practice and does not refer to a legal obligation.

Advice that should be followed in order to achieve best practice, any deviation from which would need justification.

The following Golden Rules apply:

1. The most important rule of gun handling – you should never point a gun, loaded or unloaded, in an unsafe direction.
2. No one should touch the trigger of a shotgun until they intend to fire it.
3. The safe conduct of shotgun shooting must meet the standards described in this code, show respect for the countryside, due regard to health and safety and consideration for others.
4. It is the loaders responsibility to alert the shoot captain of any breaches of safety that may arise.
5. Remember – ignorance of the law is no excuse. If in doubt, always ask.

Luxury 4X4 Off Road Travel

We offer Luxury 4X4 off road chauffeuring for clients visiting our amazing shooting estates and guided tours across the UK.

Our discerning clients expectations can always be met with our fully tailored services, nothing is impossible or too much trouble for our teams.

We have masses of experience in the industry, understanding of how a shoot day works and what we can do to make the day as enjoyable as possible. Our chauffeurs can take care of any other wishes, such as booking a restaurant, calling at your favourite pub or looking after your shotguns whilst you go to the shops, nothing is too much trouble.

With impeccable attention do detail, conscientious chauffeurs combined with a fleet of 4X4 vehicles perfect for the occasion, you can be rest assured your in safe hands.

The Glorious TWELFTH

The 2019 Grouse Season is finally here!! its looking a very promising season, with more bookings coming in than we have ever experienced, With new clients, estates and agents placing bookings with us for Chauffeuring & Loading services.

Call Us: +44 (0) 1439 610 550 or email robert@ruralchauffeur.co.uk

We can provide a fleet of vehicles and a team of loaders or simply a single vehicle and loader, all Chauffeurs/Loaders are fully licensed, experienced, insured and hold the Lantra Loaders qualification.

We hold Airside insurance for all UK Airports so that we can go Airside to meet and greet you or your clients at the steps to the aircraft. If you want to travel by Helicopter to the local shooting estates then you can arrange any ground support you require by visiting https://ruralaviation.co.uk or calling +44 (0) 1439 610 560

Shooting Chauffeur & Loading Service

With the 2019 Grouse Season almost upon us its looking like a busy season for our teams of Chauffeurs and Loaders.

Email us: robert@ruralchauffeur.co.uk or call +44(0)1439 610 550

We specialise in providing the full package of services. Whether its picking you up at your door, the local train station or airport, taking you to your hotel, shoot lodge or the shoot itself, chauffeuring and loading, we have everything covered.

All of our Chauffeurs & Loaders are Competent, Experienced and Qualified individuals with a strong interest in the industry and we have all the licences, insurances and provisions in place to provide all aspects of these services. Loaders all have the LANTRA loaders qualification and some are also shotgun coaches.

All of our staff are dressed in appropriate attire, carry gun cleaning kits, spare cartridges and other consumable and tools to ensure that your day goes as smoothly as possible.

We accept bookings from individuals, teams and shoot agents from across the globe.

If you want to arrive by Helicopter visit our sister website https://ruralaviation.co.uk for the full array of air and ground support services that we can provide.

Need somewhere to stay? we can help point you in the direction of great local accommodation. just let us know if you want us to organise this for you too.

Loading Service

We had great pleasure this week of providing Chauffeurs & Loaders to different shooing parties at the Charity Shooting event in Duncombe Park, what a fantastic day it was!!

If you need chauffeuring and/or loading services for any clay days or throughout the Grouse, Partridge & Pheasant seasons just give us a call and let us know how we can be of assistance on 01439 610 550 or email robert@ruralchauffeur.co.uk

All our Chauffeurs are licensed drivers and our Lantra qualified Loaders are very experienced with years of experience.

Arriving by helicopter?
We now offer a full suite of services for clients who wish to arrive in our area on a chosen location by aircraft to make sure that you really can arrive in style!! visit our aviation website

Team of Loaders at Duncombe Park charity clay day
Team of Loaders at Duncombe Park charity clay day

Duncombe Park – Clay Shoot

We still have a Discovery Landmark with Chauffeur & Loader available on the 14th of May for the Charity Shoot at Duncombe Park in Helmsley for the entire day. We also have other vehicles available to transfer from transport hubs into Helmsley.

All of our Chauffeurs are experienced and competent Loaders with Lantra Loaders & Coaching Qualifications – All Hold Section 2 Firearms Licences.

Call 01439 610 550 to book or email bookings@ruralchauffeur.co.uk

Simulated Shooting – Chauffeur & Loader Service

We are receiving an unprecedented amount of enquiries and bookings for simulated shooting days in North Yorkshire.

We offer everything from start to finish, you can arrive by helicopter, plane or train and we will take care of your transfers.

Chauffeur & Loading full day service in one of our Landrover Discovery SUV’s with a few alcoholic beverages provided for everyone as part of the service!

We are also providing a loader only service to drive your vehicle and load or simply just load.

Range Rover in Duncombe Park
Range Rover in Duncombe Park

Our Loaders all hold Lantra loaders qualifications with some holding coaching qualifications.

We hold a premises licence for the supply of Alcohol to our clients.

Chauffeuring on the North Yorkshire Moors

Scenery over Farndale on the North Yorkshire Moors
Scenery over Farndale on the North Yorkshire Moors….

Over this past weekend we had the opportunity to enjoy the scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors where were based for one of our clients coming to visit our wonderful shooting estates in readiness for the new season. Arriving by Agusta Westland AW109 helicopter and Chauffeured in our Landrover Discovery providing the full luxury service.

If your looking to fly into Yorkshire by Plane or Helicopter get in touch with us and we can arrange everything for you. visit https://ruralaviation.co.uk

Chauffeur & Loading Service

Providing Chauffeuring & Loading Services across Yorkshire & beyond, for Grouse, Partridge and from October 1st the Pheasant shoots..

Qualified Loaders, Experienced & Licensed Chauffeurs, Appropriate vehicles and 4X4 capability.

Drivers hold shotgun licenses where required and we can offer coaching whilst loading where requested.

All requirements covered no matter how complex they are.

Airside Chauffeur Service

We regularly provide airport transfers to Airports UK wide, in addition to this were experienced & insured to work air-side at all UK Airports, Airfields and Aerodromes.

We regularity work with local airport operators, shooting agents & estates and private individuals to provide a seamless door to door service to meet all requirements.

Are you visiting Yorkshire and want to be met at the steps of your aircraft? give us a call on 01439 610 550 or email robert@ruralchauffeur.co.uk

Lantra Qualification

Our Chauffeurs and Loaders are all experienced professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry. All loaders have gained the nationally recognised Lantra Loaders qualification, some have also taken this a step further with coaching skills. Our professional loaders will help make your day. We carry a host of accessories and spares to help make your or your clients day much more pleasurable.

Landrover Discovery Landmark

The Rural Chauffeur are proud to announce they arrival of the first of our 2018 fleet upgrades.

The Discovery Landmark is the signature vehicle of the Landrover Range, with the capacity of 6 passengers traveling in absolute luxury, no compromises.

With in car entertainment, live TV, meridian sound system, air conditioning, air suspension, privacy glass and triple sun roofs what else could one ask for?

This vehicle is an extremely able 4X4 which is second to none.

Available to work anywhere in the UK, including Airports for which we have insurance to work Airside too.

The perfect vehicle for a shooting party, complete with Chauffeur, Loader & Refreshments to work on any shooting estate. We do have other vehicles available too to cater for large groups.

2018-2019 Shooting Season

We are already taking bookings for the next shooting season.

We offer a door to door service, picking up from anywhere taking to your hotel, airport, shooting lodge or even to the butt or peg.

  • Chauffeur (Licensed, Insured and Experienced),

  • Qualified Loaders,
  • Licensed Section 2 Holders,
  • Refreshments available,
  • Driver only service,
  • Loader only service.

All staff are appropriately dressed and understand what’s involved with a days shooting.

This service is 100% bespoke and tailored to your exacting requirements.

We take instructions from individuals, agents, land owners and hotels.

Many many years experience and an excellent rappor with local shoots.

Shooting Season Ends

The 2017-2018 shooting season has drawn to a close, we are currently taking bookings for your 4X4 Luxury Chauffeur & Loading Service for the 2018 Grouse season which opens on the 12th August 2018 (Glorious Twelfth)

We can offer a range of 4X4 Chauffeured vehicles with qualified loaders who have Section 2 firearms licenses (Shotgun), Were all experiences in this industry, licensed with the council and fully insured.

If you want to reserve your chauffeur get in touch with us.

Here’s a picture from Stonely Woods, Bransdale Moor.

Yorkshire Chauffeur Service

Well 2018 has got off to an amazing start with many new clients, opportunities and contracts!

  • Chauffeured Sightseeing tours,

  • Shooting Party transport,

  • Wedding Cars

  • VIP Travel & Chauffeur Services

  • TV & Film

We are fully licensed with Ryedale Council to work anywhere in the UK. All of our vehicles are licensed for private hire.

Due to the nature of work we do Ryedale Council have have given us an exemption from the requirement to display the private hire plates on the vehicle. They are in the boot for inspection if so required.

Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries you may have.

The Rural Chauffeur

Sawley Shooting Estate

We’ve been working on the Sawley shooting Estate this week. Transporting clients to and from Leeds Bradford Airport, accomodation and the estate itself. We have a range of vehicles available but the Tourer is the perfect vehicle for groups and we have 4X4’s for those trips across the moors and to the pegs.

Shooting Party Transport

Busy day for Shooting Parties, no shooting of course as it’s Sunday but they’re getting prepared for tomorrow. First priority seems to be a meal at the Michelin Starred ‘Star Inn at Harome’ for the 16 Gents, also various other shoot groups keeping us busy this weekend.

Mercedes Vito Tourer

The popular Mercedes Vito Tourer can carry up to 8 passengers and luggage in absolute comfort and luxury. Its a lovely smooth ride on the country roads with its air suspension and idea for groups, especially over the shooting season, Christmas, sight seeing tours and days at the races.

Wombleton Airfield

We’re experienced in all aspects of Aviation work. We are to go-to people when it comes to working airside and on local airfields. With a background in the emergency services & working with air ambulances, (both helicopter and fixed wing aircraft) it makes us the perfect service provider to use. We also have exceptional working relationships with the larger airports for working airside often numerous times per week.