Celebrating #NationalApprenticeshipWeek at Charlton Park Estate
Wiltshire College & University Centre has been highlighting Apprentices with National Apprenticeship Week with short VT’s. One of their ‘Apprentice Hero’s’ is our very own Milly Rawlings. Watch her short VT about her experience by clicking here. Milly is studied the Level 3 Horticulture Supervisor apprenticeship. Milly’s progress in her role has been outstanding and she now occupies the role of Head Gardener here at Charlton Park Estate. She has also been supporting another starter apprentice here at the Estate.
We are proud of the progress Milly has made and pleased that we are able to offer this route of education and practical learning. Apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career and the bank of knowledge available from all our team members is a huge asset. Our apprentices are integral members of our team and a shared investment in growth, learning and development is a huge part of the journey for both Charlton Park Estate but also for our members of staff.
Visit the Wiltshire College and University Centre page by clicking here for more information.
National publication Horse & Hound has picked up the debate on riding permits.
National publication Horse & Hound has picked up the debate on riding permits and access for the equestrian community and included Charlton Park Estate as an example of a growing trend in private landowners offer permitted riding routes to local equestrian communities.To read the article by Horse & Hound click here.
We are so pleased to be able to offer this level of access to the local community and that we can link up with existing bridleways to further network the access.
The national debate about access, road safety and fees for riding on public land make it tricky for riders to find places to enjoy the countryside. We hope that those who have taken up the opportunity are enjoying the beauty of our Estate.
To find out more about our permits, routes and fees please click here.
‘Cycling With Dogs! Is Bikejoring As Barking Mad As It Looks?’
In recent weeks GCN (Global Cycling Network) an organisation championing cycling and all things bikes has uploaded onto their You Tube Channel a fantastic documentary called ‘Cycling With Dogs! Is Bikejoring As Barking Mad As It Looks?’ that focuses on dog sports.
This mini documentary was filmed here at the Estate with event organisers N.A.T.B. Dogs Sports. We have been hosting N.A.T.B dog sport events at Charlton Park Estate for over 4 years now and N.A.T.B. Dogs Sports have developed ‘one of the most technical courses in the UK’.
We are pleased to support this growing sport and N.A.T.B. Dogs Sports community who hold their private events here. Their current club membership includes a variety of champions past and present, in many various dog sports disciplines and are a very friendly club with a wealth of experience and knowledge provided from within their membership base.
They have members who have been participating for many years in so whether you are just starting out or already have many years of experience and you are looking for information then use details below to get in touch. The team at N.A.T.B. Dogs Sports can help you with your questions about wheeled events and talk you through the ins and outs of canicross bikejor scooter and much more.
Take a few minutes to have a look at this documentary – the dogs are just amazing to watch in this family friendly inclusive sport. Click here to watch the documentary
To find out more about the Estate and what we have to offer visit our homepage by clicking here.
About GCN Mini Documentary
Cycling With Dogs! Is Bikejoring As Barking Mad As It Looks? Dogs and sleds go hand in hand, but what do you do if there’s no snow? Bikejoring is the answer, with dogs pulling bikes instead! When we found out about this sport, we had to send Hank to give it a go – is it really as barking mad as it sounds?!
About N.A.T.B. Dogs Sports
A non-profit organisation and amateur sports club that was formed by individuals who felt there was a growing need for positive promotion of dog-related sports in a non-biased, friendly, and constructive manner. We are all volunteers and whilst club membership is currently full all our members are involved someway in the running of the club and our events.
Everyone enjoys cake and time with their dogs very much and spends their spare time passing on that love for both. While the club is currently at capacity for membership the events we run are open to all mushers and mono competitors. You do not have to be a club member to attend one of our events. Please message them using; email@example.com or find them on Facebook @NATBDogSports Or visit the website if you just want to have a look by clicking here Photography Credits: ©BeMoreDogPhotography
A Level 2 or 3 equine groom apprenticeship opportunity is now available with Charlton Park Stables
Residential Property (Now Let)
1, The Green, Brokenborough
A link-detached modern house in the pretty village of Brokenborough. Rural location in idyllic countryside with good traffic links to Tetbury and Malmesbury.
Spacious house comprising three bedrooms, bathroom, downstairs wc, large kitchen/diner, living room. Large established garden and garage. Oil fired central heating. To find out more about the area click here to visit Discover Malmesbury, or to find out more about the Charlton Park Estate click here.
Please contact Jess Elliott in the Estate Office for more information
Tel: 01666 822146 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Birdwatchers and Wildlife enthusiasts!
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) say, ‘This important initiative offers a simple means of recording the effect of any conservation schemes currently being initiated by farmers and gamekeepers on their land such as supplementary feeding or growing wild bird seed crops and game cover crops. It is also a useful way of gaining personal insight on how well their birds are faring.’ To find out more click here to watch a short VT from the GWCT about the count.
Arboreal Works Scheduled to Manage Ash Dieback
We appreciate that carrying out these works may cause some minimal disruption on the rounds surrounding the estate which, is regrettable and we thank you in advance for your patience. However, the removal of infected trees along these roads are to manage the risk of diseased trees falling in the public highway. The works will be carried out by specialist contractors supported by our own Estate team over the forthcoming weeks.
We plan to replant these areas with native species to further support the natural habitats and local wildlife needs.
About Ash dieback
According to the Woodland Trust up to 80% of the UK’s Ash population will suffer from this disease and be lost. Ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) is a fungus which originated in Asia.
It doesn’t cause much damage on its native hosts of the Manchurian ash (Fraxinus mandshurica) and the Chinese ash (Fraxinus chinensis) in its native range.
However, its introduction to Europe about 30 years ago has devastated the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) because our native ash species did not evolve with the fungus and this means it has no natural defence against it.
Rough Runner OCR Holds New Running Event at Charlton Park Estate
Rough Runner returns with a new partnership with DB MAX OCR. After the recent acquisition by RaceNation Events, Rough Runner will be returning to Charlton Park Estate, Malmesbury, for the first ever Rough Runner OCR on Sunday 3rd April. Rough Runner OCR are bringing their own unique combination of obstacles and challenges to the estate for what promises to be a fantastic weekend of thrills and spills.
Whether you are looking for a new OCR event with all the technical aspects to challenge you, or you’re looking for a fun-filled day out with your mates, Rough Runner OCR at Charlton Park has you covered.
The weekend will start with elite waves for the out and out OCR aficionados, followed by wave starts throughout the day for the rest of you who want to get down and dirty.
- Date: Sunday 3rd April
- Entry fee: £57.90 for individuals and teams of 5 or more starting at £239.50
- To enter visit: race-nation.co.uk/register/rough-runner/rough-runner-ocr
- For general information: roughrunner.com/
For more information about Charlton Park Estate, Rough Runner OCR, DB Max or any other events at the Estate please contact the Estate Office; email@example.com
About Rough Runner, RaceNation and DB Max
RaceNation Events was born out of the passion and desire to help support the Events and Charity sectors in the UK. Founded to encourage and facilitate opportunities, we simply want to help existing event organisers and charities to continue to put on the same amazing events, in the same great locations, but with less risk and more rewards. With expert teams, knowledge, contacts, and years of experience, we are building a movement to help the UK industry thrive. RaceNation Events Limited has acquired the assets of Rough Runner Limited. As a result of this acquisition, RaceNation Events has taken over the ‘Rough Runner’ brand as well as and online and physical assets.
DB Max provide race timing for events all over the UK, from triathlons with 250 entries to running events with over 5000 entries. We also organise running, duathlon and triathlon events, including the Chilly, Westonbirt Triathlon and Portishead Triathlon and the Titan Middle Distance Triathlon in Brecon. We provide event management services for various events in the South West and further afield. DB Max are known for providing high-quality service, in race timing, event management and event consultancy.
Charlton Park Estate are pleased to announce a selection of dates for simulated game shooting days with Barbury Shooting School. Simulated game shooting replicates every aspect of game shooting and is an excellent form of corporate hospitality or perfect for a party of friends to get together and have some fun. It also offers an ideal introduction to newcomers to game shooting.
Barbury Shooting School (BSS) attracts shooters from far and wide for a variety of disciplines. Barbury also offers tuition for clay and game shots from novice to seasoned shooters and offers a wide variety of teaching targets.
BSS also offers initiatives to encourage ladies and youngsters to take up shooting with the Cotswold & Wiltshire Ladies and Young Clayshots programs and the school has 5 external estates where they run popular simulated game days from March through to September each year and Charlton Park Estate has become the latest Estate to be added to the shooting dates. Their main base is tucked away in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside situated on the Marlborough Downs just minutes from junction 15 of the M4 but for 6 dates this year Charlton Park Estate will be hosting Barbury Shooting School.
Simulated days are suitable for more experienced shots. However less experienced shots and novices can be accommodated when accompanied by an instructor making these days accessible for any keen shot.
The day is organised in the same way as a traditional game shoot with the added enjoyment of shooting during the summer months at Charlton Park Estate. The day starts with coffee and bacon rolls will be served in the shoot hut to start the day, followed by 3 drives then back to the shoot hut for lunch. Two guns per peg each taking it in turns to shoot and load. The targets will simulate driven Pheasants, Partridge, Grouse and Pigeon. The targets can easily be tailored to suit your requirements, considering the experience of the team of guns.
2022 Simulated Shooting Dates
£200 Members, £220 Non – Members per person
Shooting for between 10 and 18 guns (Individual guns welcome – call for availability)
Breakfast and lunch
5 drives 2500 clays per 8 guns
Extras Available Booked in Advance
Gun Hire £60 per peg
Instructors £150 per peg
Cartridges, bring your own fibre wad or £60 per 250 (12 Gauge) £75 per 250 (20 Gauge)
Please contact Barbury Shooting School;
T: 01793 940 420 or 07872 666154
For more information about Charlton Park Estate, Barbury Shooting School or Simulated Shooting days or any other events at the Estate please contact the Estate Office; firstname.lastname@example.org
About Barbury Shooting School
Acquired by Huw Stephens in 2007, the school has grown in size and reputation over the past 14 years culminating in the most recent projects to rebuild the clubhouse and further extend the grounds. As well adding a large café, private function room and gun shop, BSS has also added 4 new covered Sportrap layouts, a new high tower and driven game area. These improvements made BSS the natural choice to host the English Open in 2021 and several other leading competitions.
As the school has grown so has the number of staff required to run this slick operation. With Huw Stephens still at the helm, he is ably supported by his Office Manager Lorna Davies and Assistant Manager Joshua Brown who head up a team 20 staff. The gun room is managed by Craig Hartley and his team.
Open 7 days a week the gun room has an exceptional collection of new and second-hand shotguns from leading manufacturers available for purchase as well as a range of shooting accessories and gifts.
Barbury Shooting School is open 7 days a week for sporting practice and there’s no need to book. There’s a dedicated sporting layout available where the targets are changed every week and the addition of a Claymate system also means that lone shooters are welcome.