As a post script, I had a couple of educational and exciting outings with Rob Minty over the last two days.
Yes, the area is compromised with much forestry activity and a fair smattering of dog walkers et al but Rob worked extremely hard to get me a shot. If I hadn't been so slow on getting up on sticks plus an unfortunate branch right across my line of fire, I would have hopefully had a buck munty last night and this morning we saw about 6 roe bucks before we found a doe in a good spot. She went straight down to a h/l shot and I got to practise my gralloching under expert supervision. RESULT!
Really enjoyed the two outings and would go again in a heart beat.