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Are you heading to the Moors this season?

Our 'what to wear' guide from the Royal Berkshire Sporting Agency team will help you get the very most from your day.

Glorious Grouse- Our What To Wear Guide


As we near the Glorious Twelfth, we help you to find the perfect kit to start the season looking and performing at your very best!

And who better placed to make these recommendations than Gordon Robinson, Jonathan Irby and Matt Smith, who all spend countless days in the field each season for the Royal Berkshire Sporting Agency. Here are their top picks, all available from the Royal Berkshire Country Store…

Gordon Robinson, Head of the Royal Berkshire Sporting Agency recommends:





Pilla Glasses priced from £180.00

‘These are invaluable when shooting grouse, the progressive filtration lenses are revolutionary and I like the fact that I can change the lenses to suit any light’. Shop Pilla Glasses here 


The Purdey Herdwick Tweed High Collar Vest priced at £550.00

‘This vest is ideal for grouse warm and breathable. I love collar, especially on windy days. The large pockets are hold a good number of cartridges.  This will be the second year of wearing this on shoot days. ‘

Shop the Purdey Herdwick here 






Mens Chameau Lite Stalking Boot priced at £299.00

‘Both waterproof and breathable, I haven’t found a better pair of boots for the moor yet. I particularly like the ankle support and have put these boots to the test given the number of shoot days and hours I spend wearing them.  Tough and also very comfortable. ‘.

Shop Chameau Lite Boots here 





The Schoffel NewsBoy Cap priced at £41.95

‘I like this because teh shape  it is a little bit different to the traditional cap.  The longer peak is ideal on rainy days.  I live in it during teh season. ‘

Shop the Newsboy Cap here




Jonathan Irby – Managing Director recommends:


Purdey Grouse Butt Marker priced at £225.00

‘This is an absolute essential on the Moor and also makes a wonderful gift for your host.’

Shop the Purdey grouse butt marker here





SWATCOM Active8 Waterproof Headset priced at £294.00

‘The hearing and sound quality of these is staggering.  The digital electronics offer 360 degree stereo sound which is really useful.  They are incredibly comfortable and the 600 hour battery life is very handy too.’

Shop the SWATCOM headset here 






Schoffel Saxby Waterproof Trousers priced at £139.95

‘Possibly the handiest thing you could take with you to the Moors. With the weather being so changeable, these trousers have kept me dry many a time whilst also being windproof and breathable. The full length side zips are ideal as you can easily pop them on or off as the weather changes, they also pack away’

Shop the Saxby waterproof trousers here 







Skin so Soft Midge Spray priced at £3.50

‘This has saved me many a time. Anybody going on Grouse shooting or even fishing….take a bottle of this… you will thank me later!’

Available to purchase in store or online via various retailers.





Matt Smith – Royal Berkshire Sporting Agent and Shooting Instructor recommends:

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The Purdey Grouse Shirt priced at £125.00

‘The Purdey Grouse Shirt is a great fit, easy to move in and most importantly is a sensible dark colour for grouse moors. Grouse have great eyesight and on a hot day a Gun wearing a bright or white shirt will act as a ‘Grouse repellent!’

Shop the Purdey Grouse Shirt here 




The Barbour Men’s Mitchell Gilet priced at £119.00

‘Small but warm! Good to layer over a shirt and under a jacket and doesn’t itch like wool products.’

Shop the Mitchell Gilet here 







The Schoffel Ketton Packaway Jacket priced at £239.95

‘Easy to pack away in a bag or car. 100% waterproof it looks smart with plenty of room to move and shoot, large bellow pockets for cartridges, nice a lightweight for long-walks and staying dry and cool.’

Shop the Ketton Jacket here 




LRF 400 Hunter Compact Range Finder £149.00

‘Compact, waterproof, durable, essential for measuring distances on the moor finding your ‘markers’ of when the grouse will be in range.’

Shop the Rangefinder here 


Schoffel Tweed Cap, Game Shooting







Swatcom Headphones, gun shop, newbury, gunshop reading













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