The following are a list of the main terms and conditions that apply. All parties making a booking or attending The Yearsley Shoot must accept the terms and conditions contained herein.


The Yearsley Shoot is registered at The Yearsley Shoot, Manor House Farm, Yearsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 4SL.

“The venue” is The Yearsley Shoot, Manor House Farm, Yearsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 4SL

“The Client” – the individual, company or other who has signed the booking form on behalf of the party/individual.

“The Party” – includes shooting and non-shooting guests.

The cost of the day is as agreed with The Yearsley Shoot and confirmed to you via telephone and / or email.

All bookings require a deposit at the time of booking unless agreed otherwise.


Bookings will be confirmed and secured upon the receipt of the deposit payment. Booking confirmations will be sent via email.   

The Yearsley Shoot reserve the right to the balance for any no show on a booked day. If for unforeseen circumstances, the day is no longer possible for guests and notice is given to The Yearsley Shoot fifteen days or more prior, you will be given the option to take an alternative date. The Yearsley Shoot reserves the right to claim all reasonable costs for a day cancelled by the booking party.

If The Yearsley Shoot has to cancel the day for any unforeseen circumstances, you will be given the chance to take an alternative day or where this is not possible, a full refund will be given subject to conditions.


A deposit is made at the time of booking via bank transfer.

The remaining balance is due five days prior to the day via bank transfer.

A cash payment will be accepted on the day if this has been agreed prior to booking.

Participation and Attendance

The Yearsley Shoot will provide transportation in a comfortable gun bus. However, for larger parties, 4×4 transportation will also be required.

The day will commence at 9.45 am (unless otherwise specified) and end at 5pm (unless otherwise specified).

All parties will be required to read and sign a disclaimer prior to commencing the event confirming that they acknowledge the risks of injury or death arising from the event.

All shooters must have sufficient Third Party Liability insurance (BASC, CPSA, NGO).

All shooters must provide a valid Shotgun Certificate before shooting commences.


Upon cancellations or a reduction in numbers to the party, the deposit paid is non-refundable.

All cancellations / reductions in numbers to the party should be notified as soon as possible by phone or email to The Yearsley Shoot.

Any cancellations within 15 days of the activity will result in the client being held liable for the full cost of the day.

The Yearsley Shoot has the right to postpone and/or rearrange the event for an alternative date at the customer’s convenience or where this is not possible, a full refund will be given subject to conditions.

Shotguns, Cartridges and Safety

It is paramount that each Party abide by the rules and regulations stated in the safety briefing.

The Yearsley Shoot reserves the right to refuse a customer entry to the property and grounds and therefore cancel their booking should they attend with the incorrect or prohibited firearms.

Only double barrel over and under or side by side shotguns are permitted for use on the day, no semi-automatic or pump action shotguns are to be used.

The shotguns used must be 12 gauge or smaller.

Single gun use only but guests are permitted to have loaders.

Fibre wad only cartridges to be used, we reserve the right to refuse anyone who is using plastic wads and charge clean up fees accordingly. All cartridges used at The Yearsley Shoot will have a maximum load of 28g and maximum shot size No6.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and capable to shoot this includes things such as:

  • Bringing your glasses with you if you require them for short sightedness.
  • Wearing safety glasses, head and hearing protection.
  • Not drinking alcohol or having taken drugs that may impair your coordination or decision making prior to the shoot.

All parties must wear eye, ear and head protection while an active drive is taking place.

The Yearsley Shoot reserves the right to refuse participation to a party if they believe they may at any material time in respect to the day be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

A shotgun is dangerous, unless handled and loaded with safety in mind.

  • Always treat a shotgun as loaded until proven otherwise, forgetfulness, assumption and miscommunication can result in an injury or fatality.
  • Always carry shotguns empty and open, preferably over the arm.
  • An empty shotgun should only be closed when putting it in a case, rack, or slip. These are the only times when even an unloaded shotgun should be closed.
  • Muzzle awareness – never point a shotgun not even an unloaded one towards another person.
  • Never mix different gauge cartridges in your pocket or cartridge bag.
  • Before you load your shotgun, look through the barrels and check that they are unobstructed.
  • If the gun misfires, point the muzzle down the range and wait 25 seconds before opening it.
  • Always check that barrels are clear after a soft or unusual discharge.
  • Never leave a shotgun leaning against a tree or a wall.
  • Never leave a shotgun unattended on the day.
  • Never load a shotgun until you are on the stand to prevent danger to bystanders and accidental discharge in the directions of others.
  • Never close a shotgun until it’s your turn to shoot and you are ready.
  • Never turn towards other people with a loaded shotgun or when closing the shotgun.
  • Always point a loaded shotgun down the range.
  • If the stand has no shooting enclosure take care not to swing the shotgun around towards people.
  • The gun must be opened and emptied before stepping off the stand.
  • Open and unload the shotgun before leaving the stand or when moving between stands.


Clay shooting is an outdoor activity that takes place throughout the year. For your best enjoyment, you should wear suitable clothing for the time of the year. You will be outdoors away from shelter for possibly several hours, so shower proof clothing, umbrellas, and sturdy waterproof footwear etc. are all essential. We recommend a hat or cap both to shield your face from bits of the broken clay and to keep the sun out of your eyes. Loose upper clothing such as puffa jackets are not advised due to the gun getting caught when placed on the shoulder.

The Yearsley Shoot accepts no liability for loss or damage of your property during a day.

The Yearsley Shoot reserves the right to take photographs during and after the event for their records and promotional purposes. All persons in entering our site agree to this, unless expressing a wish to the contrary, in writing to The Yearsley Shoot, prior to the start of the Event.

Disclaimers and Insurance 

A disclaimer must be signed prior to participating in any shooting activities. It is paramount that participants recognise that there is an element of risk associated with shooting. Whilst every care and attention is taken to ensure participants’ safety, all parties will have to sign a disclaimer stating that they accept that there are risks involved in these activities and that they accept no liability against The Yearsley Shoot in the circumstance of an accident during the Event. Nothing in this disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this disclaimer will exclude or limit The Yearsley Shoots liability in respect of any:

  • Death or personal injury caused by The Yearsley Shoot.
  • Fraud or Fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of The Yearsley Shoot.
  • Matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for The Yearsley Shoot to exclude or limit, or attempt or purport to exclude or limit its liability.

Whilst it’s not mandatory, it’s advisable to arrange your own personal injury insurance.

No Warranties

The Yearsley Shoot makes no representations or warranties in relation to the content of the website or the information and materials provided within these terms and conditions.


You agree that the exclusion and limitations of liability set out in the disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not participate in the day.

Unforeseeable Provisions  

Any provisions of the terms and conditions that are deemed unreasonable will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions.


You hereby indemnify The Yearsley Shoot and undertake to keep The Yearsley Shoot indemnified against any losses, damage, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by The Yearsley Shoot to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of The Yearsley Shoot legal advisors) incurred or suffered by The Yearsley Shoot arising out of ant breech by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these Terms and Conditions

Without prejudice to The Yearsley Shoot other rights under these terms and conditions if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, The Yearsley Shoot may take such action as The Yearsley Shoot deems appropriate to deal with the breach including prohibiting or excluding access to the day and or bringing court proceedings against you.


The Yearsley Shoot may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will available upon request via email – [email protected]. Please ensure you have received one before taking part in the event to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


The Yearsley Shoot may transfer, subcontract or otherwise deal with The Yearsley Shoot rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer or subcontract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.