NORTH Chesthill Estate
Committed to Conservation
NORTH Chesthill Estate is a small family estate run along traditional lines.
Our core activities are sheep and cattle farming, red ( and some roe deer) open hill stalking, salmon and trout fishing and which combine together throughout the year to provide a sustainable programme here in the highlands. Directly and indirectly the estate underwrites several families and numerous individuals who manage the various aspects of this diverse business in this fragile area of Scotland. We have recently created the environment to take on a full time employee-and further invest through local contractors to estate and farm improvements - against the general rural trend in Scotland.
Hill walking affects all wildlife, which is the heart of this estate's convservation and wildlife management business. The disturbance is over a relatively small area, the core area of the esate, the numbers of walkers involved is becoming overwhelming, creating great pressure on the deer herd and birdlife and is becoming unacceptable as responsible.
A study is underway led by the James Hutton Institute, supported by St Andrews and Durham Universities to further analyse the interactions of humans on wildlife. If you meet the researchers we hope you will provide them with helpful information, including what you see on your walk.
The Access Code Guidlines provide very clear advice to avoid damage to the estate business by deconflicting access from the estate wildlife, birds and animals and the estates wildlife business at certain times of year. Hill walkers are encouraged by the authorities and the estate to walk responsibly in accordance with the Access Code.
We thank you for your help during the season and beyond. Please contact us if you would like more advice.
Let us give you a challenge within the Chesthill Estate in the heart of breath-taking Glen Lyon, Scotland.
Steep slopes, tricky approaches, rough terrain and a true Scottish Highlands
environment all add up to provide you with a demanding and, most of all, exhilarating hunting
experience which is sure to leave you longing for another day on the hill, not to mention giving
you plenty of stories to tell your companions over a Dram in the evening!
Guests must be reasonably fit and physically prepared in order to make the most of this challenging ground.
• 1st July – 20th October – Stags
• 21st October – 15th February - Hinds
To book or for more information call Mr Kevin Grant, Head Keeper and General Manager