The Newnham Park estate, managed by David Cobbold, was in existence before the writing of the Domesday Book in 1086 and has been in the same family for almost 900 years.
Shooting had been a large part of the estate’s heritage and, in 1985, Newnham Park’s clay shooting ground was first opened.
In the following years David put his agricultural flair for growing into practice and, together with Graham Lapthorn (gamekeeper’s son and keen clay shooter who had taught David to shoot many years earlier) and top shot and archer the late Fred Thurkettle, David Cobbold set about fulfilling the ground’s potential and developing the facilities.
Sharing in this secret are also some of clay shooting’s top sportsmen and women including Richard Faulds, Andy Moon, lady Georgie Jones and junior Rory Warlow.
Newnham Park is rich in wildlife, including Fallow deer, and we happily enjoy the ground alongside them with courtesy for their habitat.
For those who need accomodation we have a very good local hotel; click here to view details.