A Year on the Moor- Grouse

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A Year on the Moor - A Celebration of Grouse

A Year on the Moor is a unique photographic account of life on and around a grouse moor. The author was given unlimited access to record the grouse and other species throughout the year, their habitat and its management, the shooting season, and the people who work on the moor and depend upon it for their livelihoods. These extraordinary and beautiful photographs capture and record some of the greatest grouse years of modern times. 

The book takes one through the seasons as those that work on the moor see them: the harshness of winter, the constant battle against disease and vermin, the unpredictable weather, the burning of the heather, the new life of spring and the importance of the ‘Glorious Twelfth’. This superb coffee-table tome is the culmination of seven years of travelling to and from the north, capturing thousands of images, processing, sorting and discarding the majority. The resulting images reflect the author’s respect for grouse and the moor in all their wildness and beauty.


  • Extraordinary photographs of the grouse in flight
  • A sumptuous and unique photographic account of life through the seasons on and around a grouse moor
  • Culmination of seven years of the author’s travelling to and from the north, capturing, sorting and discarding thousands of images
  • Superb gift for those interested in moorland and these magnificent birds



Tarquin Millington-Drake has had a life-long passion for salmon fishing, with 25 years fishing the mighty Alta river in Norway and is fanatical about pigeon shooting. He started his career with the safari company Ker & Downey and progressed to become managing director of Frontiers International. In 1999 he became president of the Ponoi River Company and during 2001 assisted in the creation of Shackleton International building up a portfolio of first-class fishing operations around the world. He remains managing director of the European Frontiers office to this day.

His work has taken him all over the world requiring him to photograph some of the remotest places and fascinating people. He is a regular contributor to The Field and Fieldsports magazines, and has also had his photographs published in Country Life, Gray’s Sporting Journal (US), and Field of Dreams (2013) along with countless Frontiers’ publications.


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