Travel to The Glorious 12th 


Looking to travel to The Glorious 12th in style? Look no further than Atlas Helicopters. We cater to many visitors attending events across the UK, including this annual grouse shooting extravaganza. Say goodbye to stress and delay by chartering your very own helicopter. Get in touch with our sky team to learn more.

Keep reading to find out more about The Glorious 12th and how you can travel there and make the most of this glorious event. 

Where is the Glorious 12th? 

The Glorious 12th is located on the beautiful moors of Scotland, and North of England.  

The Glorious 12th is one of the busiest shooting events of the season. The shooting season lasts from August 12th to December 10th on the mainland UK. People from across the world travel to Scotland and the North of England to take part in this yearly sporting event. 

How can I travel to the Glorious 12th? 

There are many ways to travel to the Glorious 12th. As it is held in the Northern parts of Great Britain you may find public transport a stressful endeavour, with various stops and changes making it a long journey ahead. Travelling by car is an alternative, however, with the cost of fuel, you may find it a long and uncomfortable journey. 

Many visitors find that chartering your own helicopter to travel to the Glorious 12th is a perfect option. Enjoying the views of Northern England and the Scottish moors from the sky is a blissful experience. Travelling by helicopter couldn’t be easier, simply contact our team and they will help organise the best route for pick ups and drop offs with you. Read more in our recent blog on how to hire a helicopter. 

History of the Glorious 12th 

The Glorious 12th dates back to 1831 when the Game Act Legislation was passed in England. The Glorious 12th focuses on Grouse shooting as a sport, whereas there are other games that have various seasons. August 12th is a huge date for many in the shooting community as it marks the start of the 121 day season. 

The Game Act was introduced to bring in more clarification on the laws surrounding Game Shooting, requiring licences as well as other aspects. During the Victorian era, shooting as a sport grew in popularity and as such The Glorious 12th continued to grow. 

What can I do at the Glorious 12th? 

The main focus of The Glorious 12th is to experience the world of shooting and hopefully bag yourself some birds while you’re at it. There are many varieties of Game to hunt, so make sure you spend ample time in the hills and fields.

The Glorious 12th happens over the course of 121 days and as such there are many places you can stay. It is uncommon for people to spend the full season up North, so most decide to travel to and from on the days that suit them best. 

Spend some time to track down the best B&Bs, hotels, or even rent a house for your vacation. Visit the local restaurants the north of the UK has to offer and enjoy the rolling hills and natural landscapes. Just because the Glorious 12th is about shooting, doesn’t mean you can’t explore other offerings. 

Make the most of the season and travel in style with Atlas. Our chartered helicopter flights can be booked within minutes, simply tell us your travel dates and we will handle the rest. Depending on where you are travelling from you can reach your destination within the hour*.

For more information on how to book your travel to The Glorious 12th contact us now

**Travel times vary depending on where you are located in the UK and where you are travelling to. For more accurate information relating to travel times speak with our operations team. 

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