Moscar Estate Files

Please click on the hyperlinks below for our extensive work on the notorious Moscar Grouse Shooting Estate in the Peak District National Park. This estate has become a national symbol of the public fight against grouse shooting, as communities mobilised to defend wildlife following our searing exposés of gamekeeping crime and cruelty.

Moscar’s wildlife crime and cruelty on National Trust land – In spring 2020, Moscar’s gamekeepers were investigated by the RSCPA after using a fatally wounded call bird in a Larsen trap, trapping hypothermic fox cubs and setting traps on badger setts – on land owned by the National Trust and Peak District National Park! The RSPCA ordered the removal of the illegal and unauthorised traps.


Moscar’s lockdown badger snaring – During the coronavirus lockdown of spring 2020, this young female badger was snared by a Moscar gamekeeper and rescued by HIT. The estate was once again investigated by the RSPCA and ordered to remove the traps.


HIT’s 2017 investigation  – In spring 2017, HIT published a groundbreaking investigation into the full scale of Moscar’s wildlife persecution. Shocking scenes of an industrial system of wildlife eradication were documented.


Traps of the Moscar Estate – Essential practical info for monitors, with an interactive map of persecution sites.

Grouse Moor info – Additional info, relevant to other grouse shooting estates.

Moscar footage library