Cub scouts from the Hawes Cubs pack learned about grousekeepering on a visit to the Bolton Castle estate. The cubs visited the shoot in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Keepers show the 14 boys aged between eight and ten and their leaders different aspects of moorland management.

In a post on Instagram, the estate reports: “They all enjoyed having a go with the leaf blowers that we use when heather burning for putting out fires and seeing how the traps work that we use for our important predator control, they were able to see the benefits of doing that by seeing a whole host of wildlife on the moor including a lapwings nest and some young grouse chicks.”

Cub scouts learn about keepering